National standard operating procedures for the management of sexual violence against children.

Contributed by a member of the RISE Community • January 21st, 2019

Child sexual violence (CSV) is a critical public health, human rights and a developmental issue that has severe consequences on the immediate and long-term health outcomes and well-being of children. The violence against children national survey 2010, indicated that violence against children is a serious problem in Kenya, at least 32 percent of females and 18 percent of males reported experiencing sexual violence during their childhood. In addition, anecdotal evidence points to a high number of children reporting for sexual violence management services in Kenyan Health facilities.

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