The Eastern Africa Child Rights Network (EACRN), Stop the Traffik Kenya and Freedom Collaborative are pleased to release a new report providing insight into child trafficking in Kenya. The analysis highlights a number of current trends that have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic, a situation that has made children even more vulnerable.

What emerges in reports from organizations that work with vulnerable children is a sense of the complex dynamics of child exploitation in the country, and an understanding that a comprehensive strategy to prevent abuses is long overdue.

This small-scale data collection exercise provides EACRN with a model for collaborative data gathering which it can develop and replicate across its countries of operation, and which supports its work in driving an evidence-based approach to child protection and advocacy.

The report also includes a case study on Ugandan girls from the Karamoja region who are trafficked to or through Kenya. The female population in the region is particularly vulnerable, and girls as young as eight are trafficked to Nairobi, the Kenyan Coast and the Middle East.

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