Members of the Applied Memory Lab have worked with other researchers to write a report covering sexual and other forms of violence during the pandemic in Kenya. Findings from the report indicate that lockdown measures have exacerbated violence and also restricted survivors' abilities to access aid resources. The report also found that the closing of schools has had serious consequences on violence against children, as their lack of access to a safe space has made them more susceptible to abuse from neighbours and community members. Policy recommendations include ensuring multisectoral SGBV prevention and protection plans be included in the country's emergency response plan and establishing routine data collection to inform future policy. To read the full report, click here, and to read the accompanying policy brief, click here.
Lab collaborates on report about violence in Kenya during COVID-19 pandemic