Data from 130 public health facilities supported by LVCT Health—a Kenyan organization with a goal of reducing HIV infections to zero—indicate that over 60 percent of rape survivors attended to from 2011 to 2014 were children below the age of 18. The Africa Regional Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Network, set up in 2006, is addressing violence against children (VAC) in four countries. This Learning Brief is one in a series of five that share critical, initial understandings of VAC that will help us respond more effectively to the problem. Initial findings highlight a post-rape care system in Kenya that is inadequate for children. The brief outlines a response model to address the concerns raised.
"The Africa Regional SGBV Network Learning Brief Series: Learning updates from Kenya (Brief #2)." Nairobi: Population Council, 2016.
Addressing SGBV among Vulnerable Populations in East and Southern Africa
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