Children's Living Arrangement
Children Living without Biological Parent
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Summary of the outcome of mapping and assessing Kenya’s child protection system: Strengths, weaknesses and recommendations
Determinants of Implementing Cash Transfer Program for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: A Case of Isiolo County, Kenya
Prevalence and number of children living in institutional care: global, regional, and country estimates
School Enrolment and Attendance for Children with Disabilities in Kenya: An Examination of Household Survey Data
Child Developmental Disabilities, Caregivers’ Role in Kenya and Its Implications on Global Migration
The Dark Side of the Internet for Children: Online Child Sexual Exploitation in Kenya - A Rapid Assessment Report
Exploring the Nexus between Social Capital and Individual Biographies of “Care leavers” in Nairobi, Kenya: A Life Course Perspective
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Institutionalization of Children and Alternative Family-Based Care Options for Children in Kenya
Drivers of Institutionalisation
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"SOS Children’s village has apologised for what it terms as 'failures to prevent children from being abused'" in response to the unmasking of "rampant cases of child abuse, corruption and breaches to protect the children's rights" in its Kenya centers, according to this article from the Standard.
In this webinar, UNICEF’s Lauren Rumble and Alessandra Guedes describe how violence in childhood is gendered, introduce the links between violence against women and children, and share effective gender-transformative strategies.
In this opinion piece for the Standard, Fredrick Mutinda of Changing the Way We Care describes the negative impacts that institutionalization has on children and the efforts to reform the care system in Kenya.
According to this article from the Global Sisters Report, "Catholic sisters in three African nations — Uganda, Zambia and Kenya — are leading the way in creating new models for caring for children."
According to this article from the New York Times, "a Pennsylvania [USA] man was sentenced on Thursday to more than 15 years in prison for abusing four underage girls in Kenya, where he had operated an orphanage for about a decade before returning home, the authorities said."
This booklet emphasizes the importance of family based care for the care of orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) in Kenya, provides answers to regularly asked questions, and lists current government efforts to support OVC, including the policy and legal frameworks and existing forms of family and community-based care.
In this video, Grace Mwangi discusses the specific support needs of mothers of pre-term babies or those with a congenital condition.
In this video on the Do’s and Don’ts of Care Leaver Engagement, Ruth Wacuka discusses what makes engagement meaningful for Care Leavers and what makes it tokenistic, and in the worst cases, exploitative.
The two primary objectives of this study were 1) to compare recent child abuse (physical, emotional, and sexual) between orphaned and separated children and adolescents’ (OSCA) living in institutional environments and those in family-based care; and 2) to understand how recent child abuse among street-connected children and youth compared to these other vulnerable youth populations.
In a follow-up to a previous article on an illegal baby trade in Kenya, this article explores the experiences of mothers who make the decision to give up their children to traffickers.