Presentation on theme: "PREVENTION OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE OBJECTIVES 1. Further increase and develop the capacity of all participants in the Kenya refugee program to."— Presentation transcript:
PREVENTION OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE OBJECTIVES 1. Further increase and develop the capacity of all participants in the Kenya refugee program to quickly, effectively, and humanely respond to cases of SEA. 2. To raise awareness among refugees and other beneficiaries of the Kenya refugee program about their rights, entitlements, and zero tolerance policy towards SEA. 3. To mainstream the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) into all programmatic and operational sectors in the Kenya refugee program
METHODOLOGIES The consortium uses a range of methodologies in implementing PSEA activities. 1. Trainings 2. Video shows- developed in a participatory manner where by refugee communities in Kakuma, Dadaab and Nairobi were involved in a story writing competition and the best wining stories used to develop the videos. 3. Mainstreaming PSEA into all programmatic areas of organizations in the Kenya refugee program.
TOOLS DEVELOPED In order to deal with SEA in the Kenya refugee program (prevention of and response to cases) numerous tools have been developed:- 1. The Kenya CoC 2. Adoption of the model complaints and investigation procedures and guidance related to SEA 3. The inter-agency protocols for the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Kenya refugee program.These were signed on the 13 th of March 2006. 4. Complaints and reporting procedures for Kakuma and Dadaab refugee camps
SUCCESSES 1. Development of a Kenya CoC 2. Development of the Inter-agency protocols for the prevention of PSEA in the Kenya refugee program 3. Development of camp specific complaints and reporting mechanisms in a participatory manner (involvement of the communities – Kakuma and Dadaab camps)
CHALLENGES 1. Although most agencies are signatories to the Kenya CoC, most of these have not adopted the standards there in for use with their staff. 2. Different organizations prioritize PSEA differently, thus some are more committed than others, the gap is in its self a challenge when it comes to response to cases of SEA. 3. Staff resistance to the code of conduct. 4. Police have been cited as the key perpetrators especially in Dadaab camps, but getting them on board has been the greatest challenge.
Lessons learned 1. PSEA implementation requires time!!. 2. Urban refugees need more focus even though they are hard to reach 3. Consortium model - the best way to work to achieve the best interest of beneficiaries.
WAY FORWARD Mainstreaming Capacity building (more trainings to ensure organizations have the capacity to prevent and respond to SEA cases) Strengthening the PSEA Kenya Executive Board (comprising of HoA signatories to the Inter-agency protocols on Prevention of SEA. Intensive Police lobbying to adhere to standards of protection.