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Kenyan Government: Stop Sexual Violence

In the aftermath of the chaotic presidential election results in Kenya in early August and again in October, more than 50 accounts of rape and sexual violence have been identified throughout Kenya—including gang rape and beatings by members of security forces and militia groups…

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U.N. Human Rights Expert Condemns Broad Range of Reproductive Rights Violations as Torture

(PRESS RELEASE) Child marriage, forced pregnancy testing in schools, abuse of women seeking maternal health services and restrictive abortion laws can amount to torture or ill-treatment and must be eradicated, according to a

U.N. Committee: Kenya Should Decriminalize Abortion in All Circumstances, Ensure Reproductive Health Services for Adolescents

(PRESS RELEASE) The government of Kenya should decriminalize abortion in all circumstances and ensure adolescents have access to the full range of sexual and reproductive health information and services, according to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (U.N. CRC)…

Pressure Mounts for Kenya to Stop Quack “Doctors” Following Rape Arrest

One of Mugo Wairimu’s former patients recalls visiting his clinic for a pelvic exam…

Kenyan High Court: Maternity Hospital Illegally Imprisoned Women, Violated Human Rights

(PRESS RELEASE) The High Court of Kenya has ordered the Ministry of Health to end the discrimination and abuse experienced…

Kenyan “Doctor” Arrested for Raping Female Patient

(PRESS RELEASE) This week Mugo Wairimu, an owner of health clinics posing as a gynecologist, was arrested after multiple Kenyan news outlets reported on a video exposé showing him sedating and later raping a female patient…

Kenyan Women Denied Safe, Legal Abortion Services

(PRESS RELEASE) Kenya’s Ministry of Health is undermining women’s constitutional rights and contributing to cases of maternal death by denying countless women, including rape survivors, access to safe, legal abortion—even under circumstances permitted by the Kenyan constitution—according to…