Sexual violence, particularly domestic abuse, has been a serious and debilitating problem for many members of Baraka Center. WCI developed the Community Response to Sexual Violence Program to provide the necessary information and tools for all members of the community to create solutions to the problem.
Sexual Violence Statistics – Kenya
83% of women and girls in Kenya report one or more episodes of physical abuse in childhood.
75% of Kenyan women report having suffered from gender-based domestic violence in the homestead. The majority of Kenyan women believe it is acceptable for men to beat their spouses.
36% of rural women report having experienced Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
25% of women report losing their virginity by force.
99% of women in Nairobi West are subjected to GBV.
6% - percentage of stranger-initiated sexual violence in Kenya. Most violations are committed by an intimate partner.
Among women ages 15 - 44, GBV kills and disables as many women as cancer. Its toll on women's health surpasses that of traffic accidents and malaria combined.
Sources: Servant Forge, Kenya, 2010 baseline survey by the Kenya National Commission on Gender and Development in collaboration with UNFPA, Gender Violence Recover Centre, Nairobi
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