Reflections on key processes of children sector in Kenya from 1989 onwards as recorded by some national civil society actors

A newly published documentation highlighting some key processes in Kenya around the adoption and monitoring of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) and the Kenyan Children Act. The period in focus is from 1989 to the present, although to put matters into perspective and for better understanding of the contents, the documentation has also addressed some events that took place prior to 1989. The children sector in Kenya has undergone tremendous growth in terms of scope and scale since 1989, due to increased awareness on child rights by children as rights holders, and the state and parents as duty bearers. However, challenges continue to be experienced and implementation of laws and policies still needs improvement.
The document is meant to serve as a reference for stakeholders at local, national, regional and international levels in matters related to the rights of children.

Published 2012-09-17