GIRLS IN KENYA’S JUVENILE DETENTION SYSTEM: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ABOLITION AND REFORM

Socially and economically vulnerable girls in Kenya are at heightened risk of being ensnared by the juvenile detention system. Facing extreme poverty, these girls are often arrested and detained for petty offences that arise from socioeconomic disadvantage. Girls are often subjected to abuses at all levels of the juvenile detention system, including violations of their rights during arrest, remand, and trial; abusive or inadequate conditions of post-sentencing detention; and stigmatization and lack of support upon release from detention. This report chronicles the experiences of girls during all phases of the criminal detention system in Kenya and advocates for
abolition and reform of the juvenile detention system.

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GirlsinKenyasJuvenileJusticeSystem

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Doreen

Doreen is a software developer with avid interests in children's rights and making a difference in any way she can.

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