Sexual and Gender based violence in Kenya is one of the most disturbing occurrences, that leaves many of its victims suffering and lacking justice. Such violence cuts across the borders of race, religion, class, culture and geography. The victims are mostly women and the ferocities may at times result in death.
Four in every 10 women in Kenya have suffered one form of violence or another from a close partner or relative. Statistics provide that in 2013, the Kenya Police Service received 3596 defilement cases; 913 rape cases; 242 cases of incest and 124 cases o sodomy. According to the Kenya Domestic Household Survey of 2014, 38% of women, aged between 15 years and 49 years, reported physical violence and 14% reported that they were victims of sexual violence. In addition, The 2015 Gender Based Violence in Kenya report released by the National Crime Research Centre showed Mombasa, Machakos, Samburu, Kisii, Kilifi, Busia and Meru as the counties worst hit by gender violence, including rape, battery and beatings.
However, there are several organizations within the country that are aimed at tackling this issue in society, and have dedicated themselves to help where they can.
Find organizations that support SGBV victims below.
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