Project profile — Supporting 160 Girls Police Training Scale-up to End Child Rape in Kenya


the equality effect (CA-CRA_ACR-3845378009)
2020-03-24 - 2023-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Kenya (100.00%)


• Legal and judicial development:
Legal and judicial development (15130) (10.00%)
Police (15132) (20.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (70.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (principal objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The project aims to enforce existing child rape laws, and increase safety from child rape for all girls in Kenya. The project supports the equality effect (e²) to create systemic change in Kenya, by ending impunity for child rape through its 160 Girls justice project. The project works to reduce gender-based violence, and ensure girls have access to justice so that they can live safe, healthy, and empowered lives, and contribute to local economies in meaningful ways. Project activities include: (1) developing, delivering and incorporating police college training into police college curriculum to increase police ability to investigate cases consistent with human rights law and international best practices; (2) developing Justice Clubs to educate girls on rape, incorporating them into the Ministry of Education curriculum, and rolling them out across Kenya; and (3) supporting the implementation of a health impact and child rape incidence measurement methodology.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved child rape investigations by police officers in Kenya; and (2) improved and equitable access to justice for girls in Kenya regarding child rape investigations.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2023 include: (1) 485 Station Commanders (84 women) from the Kenya National Police (NPS) underwent a 5-day “Training of Trainers” program. This program aims to increase the capacity of police officers to investigate child rape cases effectively; (2) trained 31,000 serving members of the NPS through the officers that participated in the “Training of Trainers” program; (3) trained 99 instructors from the NPS training colleges in effective child rape case investigation; and (4) 818 girls and boys from 9 schools participated in Virtual Justice Clubs to build their self-confidence, leadership skills, and human rights awareness.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
17-04-2023 Disbursement $414,896
04-08-2023 Disbursement $430,044
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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