In marking this year’s 16 Days of Activism (25th November to 10th December 2012), Child Aid Organization Kenya (CAOK) organized a series of activities aimed at raising awareness on the issue of rape as a weapon of political violence in Kenya. Specifically the project undertook the following activities: Community Sensitization Meetings with female community leaders in Kibera slum (25th - 29th November), Media Briefing and Road Show (26th November); participation in the World Aids Day (1st December) and a day long workshop titled: “Retelling the Story of Rape as a Weapon of Political Violence” held on (10th December) at Komarock Beach Hotel in Nairobi.
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- Wednesday, 23 January 2013 15:50
- Wednesday, 23 January 2013 15:37
In the past two years, Child Aid Organization Kenya (CAOK) together with other international partners has been piloting a child sexual abuse prevention program in Nairobi Kenya. During this period, the project focused on building the training capacity of child protection service providers and other professionals in Kenya working directly with children at risk to provide the necessary skills and tools to be able to prevent, identify and deal with child sexual abuse and child involvement in different exploitative activities both online/offline environments. This project received funding from Stop It Now! USA (www.stopitnow.org) /supported by the Oak Foundation.
- Thursday, 30 August 2012 10:55
- Tom Omwenga
“Perpetrators have it easy as they negotiate with parents of victims and police”
Child Prostitution is increasing alarmingly in Kenya according to a recent US Report. According to the 2012 US Department of State Trafficking in Persons report released in June, 2012 children are lured into brothels with promises of jobs as domestic workers in cities, while others are introduced to sex trade by their families.
The report notes that the vice is on the increase in Kenya’s major towns, including the capital city of Nairobi. It points at a syndicate of middle – aged women who encourage child prostitution, defilement, early marriages and sexual assault.
The report describes Kenya as a source, transit and destination country for men, women and children subjected to forced labor and sex.
Poverty and lack of education coupled with demands of sexually repressive societies and sex tourism have resulted in the increasing numbers of children involved in commercial sex. Most children have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
The research reveals that sexual exploitation of under – age – girls is on the rise with prostitution spreading to villages as perpetrators face no obstacles in their negotiations with parents and police.
The Child Aid Organization Kenya, has been doing wonderful work focused on child sexual abuse prevention, training, awareness creation and advocacy work in Kenya for the past five years, and provides some extremely creative and innovative programming like capacity building of community based organizations, faith communities, schools and other service providers in child protection aimed at preventing child sexual abuse and other forms of children exploitation and maltreatment in Kenya. We need your help in continuing to raise the much needed funds for this wonderful programming.
We need your help today! to change this shocking situation. Please help us achieve this goal! It will only take you a moment to DONATE and change a child’s life.
Click on the Give Now link to donate securely online (all donations are tax - deductible) or to see our project page please click on this: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/support-sexual-abuse-prevention-education-in-kenya/
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