Across Kenya, there are many problems which violate the rights of children, like early marriage, female circumcision and violence against children.
In Mweiga, 1,000 children in 20 schools have been trained in life skills and children’s rights. The children are passing this knowledge onto their peers and family members.
Fifty community members and faith leaders were also trained in children’s rights, growing their understanding of all forms of violence against children.
World Vision is helping people learn to identify child protection issues and teaching them how to identify, report and avoid incidences that violate children’s rights. We partner with local law enforcement and government, so that they can respond appropriately to these reports.
Collective awareness of children’s rights and ways to handle abuse is important to break the ongoing cycle of violation of children’s rights. By working alongside communities to raise awareness of child rights, World Vision aims to make communities safer places for children to grow up.