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Category : Gender based violence
Police Raise Alarm over Rise in Sexual Offences The People, Pg. 11
Wednesday, 07 Sep 2011

Excessive drinking of alcohol, breakdown of family values are some of the reasons police in Bureti District say are to blame for the increase of sexual offences in the area.

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Child Sexual Abuse Cases on the Rise The People, Pg. 11
Monday, 01 Aug 2011

According to a report released by Cradle, a children’s foundation, says sexual abuse against children tops the list of highest criminal cases of violence against children at 60 per cent, followed by cases of child trafficking at 24 and cases of physical abuse at six per cent.

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NGOs Dig In For Battle against Gender Violence Kenya Today, Pg. 5
Monday, 25 Jul 2011

The Women Empowerment Links (WEL) is marshalling support especially against domestic violence pushing for increased community awareness on human rights for prevention of social problems.. WEL programme officer says the organization aims at addressing gender disparities that deny women opportuniti

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My Husband, do I deserve these Ugly Scars Really? Woman Cries Out The People, Pg. 3
Saturday, 16 Jul 2011

Key findings of a survey titled “Reducing Marital Violence in Kenya” paints a grim picture on the future of the family unit, with findings indicating seven out of 10 cases of physical violence was being perpetrated by husbands and partners , and nine out of 10 men were controlling and

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Centre Offers a Home and New Hope for Girls Who Fall Pregnant After Rape Saturday Nation, Pg. 30
Saturday, 11 Jun 2011

Young Mothers Kenya- a centre for underage girls who fall pregnant mostly after being defiled. The centre takes care of the young mothers teaching them to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies in future, vocational trainings and how to deal with the traumatizing experiences, including goin

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The Worrying Rise in Child Abuse Cases Kenya Today, Pg. 1 (Regional Focus)
Monday, 06 Jun 2011

It appears no child is safe from pedophiles, in the last two years police say nearly 5,000 children have been defiled across the country, with the number likely being higher if unreported cases are factored in. Senior children’s officer, Kamwila Ngeke, says loose family units, poor and long

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Government Steps up Efforts to Curb Sexual Offences Sunday Express, Pg. 21
Sunday, 05 Jun 2011

Attorney General, Amos Wako says the taskforce for the implementation of the Sexual Offences Act has now embarked on an initiative to operationalise the national policy framework which envisions establishment of a permanent authority to administer the Act.  

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Girls Suffer Under Chains of Sexual Abuse in Schools The People, Pg.14
Thursday, 02 Jun 2011

A 2009/2010 government report shows that at least 1,000 teachers have been dismissed from duty for sexually abusing children. In addition to this, a 2009 study by Kenyatta University show more than 1,200 girls in 70 schools across Kenyan districts are impregnated by teachers, with 45 per cent of

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