S.A.F.E.

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Sexual violence is endemic in Kenyan schools and 82% of children will experience sexual abuse at the hands of their teachers and/or peers during their school days. Until sexual abuse and rape are addressed, sexual health information alone cannot help children protect themselves and stay in school.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1155626)

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  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
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Situation

School-based sexual abuse creates an environment of fear in a place where children should feel safe. It is the leading cause for girls dropping out of school and it also serves to normalise sexual violence in children who learn to accept it as part of their lives. Whilst some organisations are working with schools to provide specific sexual health information to pupils, we recognise that until the issue of sexual violence is addressed, young people cannot be physically or emotionally safe.

Solution

S.A.F.E. uses a unique combination of performing arts and follow-up programmes to challenge this problem. On stage, we give young people hope through an inspiring play that tackles the issue of sexual violence and alters the perception of sexual abuse as an acceptable status quo. Off stage, we follow up this realisation with workshops, forum theatre, role play, discussion and training. These programmes help young people to advocate against sexual violence in their schools and communities.

  • My teacher made me have sex with him when my school fees were late. I was going to kill myself. Then S.A.F.E. came to my school and gave me hope

    — 15 year old S.A.F.E. beneficiary

  • My teacher made me have sex with him when my school fees were late. I was going to kill myself. Then S.A.F.E. came to my school and gave me hope

    — 15 year old S.A.F.E. beneficiary