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Security represents a significant challenge for Kenya. Poor and marginalized Kenyans suffer from a multiplicity of violent attacks. Almost 500 Kenyans were killed and over 55,000 displaced due to inter-communal violence and resource conflicts during 2013. Women and children were most affected by the brunt of sexual violence, killings, injuries, and loss of property and displacement that occurred. Kenya ranks at 12/124 in the Global Terrorism Index .

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Research suggests that women and children are vulnerable in times of conflict and war. Emerging patterns in conflict show that civilians have become the target, majority of which are women and children. Sexual and gender-based violence has become ‘weapons of war’ turning women’s body into a “war-land”. Even in their everyday lives, women are exposed to abuse when fetching water or gathering firewood. They have restricted access to credit and are prohibited to inherit or own land.

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The YEIP project was implemented during the period February to June 2012 across 10 sites in four regions within Kenya: Rift valley, Nairobi, Nyanza and Coast. These project implementation sites were selected from the existing within the HFG saturation areas. The project implementation partners were: African Youth Trust (AYT), HIV Free Generation (HFG) and Hope Worldwide Kenya (HWWK).

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Despite governments’ commitments to regional and global human rights instruments (including the UN Child Rights Convention (UNCRC), the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC), and the African Youth Charter, the realization of children and youth rights continues to be challenged by inadequate legal and policy frameworks as well as poor implementation of these where they exist.

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The Institute of Applied Studies and Research (IASR) and its members of staff recognize and appreciate very useful contribution of various individuals and institutions involved in the design, development, implementation and the success of the end term evaluation of Deaf Aid Kenya 2013-2016 strategy and programs.

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