The National Council for Children’s Services (NCCS) and the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN) held a national forum to review the implementation of the Plan of Action against Sexual Exploitation of Children in Kenya (2013-2017). The forum was held on Monday, 18 April 2016 at the Nairobi Safari Club and attracted sixty (60) participants from Government department, civil society organization and the private sector who are directly involved or implemented activities on child sexual abuse and exploitation.
The Government of Kenya developed a National Plan of Action against Sexual Exploitation of Children in Kenya in 2013. The plan provides a road map of some of activities to be implemented by the Government of Kenya and stakeholders in addressing sexual abuse and violence against children in the country. The Plan of Action has been developed around the key areas of prevention, protection, recovery and reintegration, coordination and cooperation, child participation as well as monitoring and evaluation. In itself, the plan is a well thought out document to facilitate stakeholders in harnessing energies and resources in responding to sexual violence against children in the country.
The aim of the national forum is to initiate discussions on the extent of implementation of the current plan of action, and this will culminate in building of consensus on the follow up plan of action when the current one expires in 2017.
This activity is being implemented with the kind support of ECPAT France.