The Unsung Heroes of Fight to End Violence Against Women and Children Hero Number 2: Duncan Ondimu, Senior Prosecutor.

By Carol Mtai Sometimes there is only time for quick congratulations and then the warrior is off to fight another battle. The number of hours they put into the case will not be apparent on the face of the report that eventually comes out, you will hear nothing of the police officers that investigated the …

Protection of Our Children Our Priority

By Kevin Anyonge The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights Report that a number of children have been harmed, teargassed, injured and killed this year. This is against the UN Security Council who urged more protection for children in conflicts, meeting this year on 31st October 2017 in New York attended by UN secretary general António …

It is the Right thing to do- Safaricom’s Child Rights Responsive Culture

By Noah Sanganyi, HSC Introduction The mandate of Department of Children Services (DCS) is to safeguard and protect the rights and welfare of all children in Kenya through implementation of relevant policies, coordination, supervision and delivery of services(Children’s Act 2001).Among other CP activities is to design a comprehensive Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) to …

Quality Child Data for Kenya

By Noah Sanganyi, HSC Introduction The mandate of Department of Children Services (DCS) is to safeguard and protect the rights and welfare of all children in Kenya through implementation of relevant policies, coordination, supervision and delivery of services(Children’s Act 2001).Among other CP activities is to design a comprehensive Child Protection Information Management System (CPIMS) to …

Data System to End Violence Against Children

By Kevin Anyonge The Kenya government has launched the Child Protection Management system. The web based data system which was developed by the department of children services of Kenya (DCS) with an aim to collect, aggregate and report on child protection data. In  a country where it is estimated that 54.4% of Kenya’s population is …

AT WHAT COST? the cost of child marriage

By Liz Busisa Every day, more than 41,000 girls marry while they are still children, without having fully matured physically, emotionally, mentally and psychologically to become wives and mothers. Child marriage can be defined a union of persons who are below the age of 18 years; either one or both parties should be below the …

One in four girls (23%) is married in Kenya before 18 years, No Child Has Business Being A Wife

Child marriage is a fundamental violation of a girl’s rights and acts as deterrent on progress because it deprives society of the potential and innovation that girls contribute. Research suggests that girls married early are exposed to lifetime violence and are entrapped in the cycle of poverty. Child brides often live in isolation, dependent on …

Children Not A Tool For Online Violence

By Liz Amandla Violence is commonly defined as an abuse or act that negatively affects a person physically, psychologically, mentally, or emotionally. Violence against children has surprisingly escalated to online violence. Children are being subjected to abuse that affects them psychologically. The term online implies that the internet is involved. Therefore, online child violence occurs …