National Monitoring and Evaluation Framework towards the Prevention of and Response to Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Kenya

Focus of the Framework This framework focuses on sexual violence as a form of GBV. Sexual violence is any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, or other act directed against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting (WHO, 2013).

According to the Kenya Sexual Offences Act (2006), sexual offences include rape, attempted rape, gang rape, defilement, attempted defilement, sexual harassment, sexual assault, forced prostitution, trafficking for sexual exploitation, child trafficking, child sex tourism, child prostitution, child pornography, among other offences including deliberate transmission of HIV or any other life threatening sexually transmitted disease.

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Last edited 08 January 2015