Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) thrives when perpetrators are not held to account. In Kenya and Uganda, this lack of accountability can occur when criminal justice actors don’t have adequate technical capacity or resources. Capacity constraints paired with issues of corruption within the government institutions can result in low levels of trust between the community and criminal justice actors. Consequently, community members are less likely to report trafficking cases to the police or at all. Survivors of CSEC are extremely vulnerable to being retrafficked. Therefore, reintegration programs for survivors must be carefully planned and tailored to the needs of each survivor so that they receive the necessary support to physically and mentally recover from their trauma and the resources, tools, and knowledge necessary for successful social and economic reintegration. This brief provides an overview of programs and research funded by the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS).
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