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CREAW Call for Amendments to Kenya’s 2006 Sexual Offences Act

The Sexual Offences Act No. 3 of 2006 (SOA) came into effect on 21st July 2006. This was subsequent to unending agitation from the civil society organisations together with a large judicial outcry on the application of judicial discretion. Despite the enactment of the SOA in 2006 to deal with gaps of enforcement presented by the Penal Code, the statistics around sexual violence have not significantly improved. This research examines the legal framework around the enforcement of the key offences highlighted in Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 & 9 of the SOA in Kenya in terms of arrests investigations, prosecutions and conviction processes in attempting to understand and to inform advocacy work on policy and legal reforms.

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Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Women

Legislative Advocacy Coalition on Violence Against Women (LACVAW) is a Coalition of diverse groups in civil society working on various aspects of women’s human rights, particularly, violence against women. The Coalition was formed in 2001, in response to the need to bring together and amplify the voices of NGOs across the country, particularly those that were proposing Bills at the State and National Assemblies on issues of domestic violence, harmful traditional practices and inheritance rights.

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