“The true character of a society is revealed by how it treats its children” – Nelson Mandela
Safeguarding children from violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation is key in creating a thriving community for children and young adolescents. Globally, approximately 2 million young adolescents including children are exposed to sexual exploitation. In Kenya, about 3 in 10 girls and 1 in 10 boys experience sexual violence before the age of 18 years. Girls tend to be disproportionately affected due to factors such as, inequities, sex, and poverty. At ICRHK, we endeavor to prevent and protect children from harm by identifying, responding, and providing support through evidence-based programs targeting vulnerable children in Mombasa County.
Linda Mtoto project identifies children survivors of CSE and links them to clinical and social services, strengthens community structures, and empowers households to adopt positive parenting and increase household income to reduce and prevent a repeat of CSE.