Date: 16th July 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m
Venue: Social Protection Boardroom, NSSF Building Block A, Eastern Wing, 7th Floor
The Government through the Department of Children Services, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, in collaboration with the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics conducted a national survey that measured the prevalence, nature and consequences of physical, emotional and sexual violence against children in Kenya in 2019.
Drawing from the collected data and key findings of the survey the Government developed the National Prevention and Response Plan on Violence against Children 2019-2023 which aims at accelerating evidence based multi-sectoral actions to address violence against children. Its implementation will be led by the Government with support from partners involving children, parents, caregivers, families, schools, communities and service providers across Kenya. Child friendly booklet Protective Children against Violence which presents the survey findings and the five-year national plan in a child friendly manner was also developed with the support of children. Lastly, a public behavior change campaign dubbed as Spot it, Stop it! has been prepared to raise awareness on violence against children in Kenya and start mobilizing citizens and communities to take actions in preventing and responding to violence against children.
The results of the survey, the five-year plan on violence against children, the child friendly booklet and Spot it, Stop it! campaign will be officially launched on the 16th of July 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Social Protection Boardroom, NSSF Building Block A, Eastern Wing, 7th Floor. A small-scale physical launch will be held with several high-level representatives. Due to the Ministry of health guidelines on social distancing, most of the representatives, guests as well as children from several counties will be virtually participating.
The full titles of key documents and campaign which will be launched are:
– The 2019 Violence against Children Survey
– The National Prevention and Response Plan on Violence against Children 2019-2023,
– Protecting Children against Violence – Child Friendly Booklet.
– Spot it, Stop it campaign to prevent and respond to Violence against Children
All children, families, communities and service providers around the country are invited to join in to virtually observe the launch from 10:30 am to 11:30 pm on July 16 Thursday.
kindly see the invitation letter below: