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Impacts of COVID-19 on gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health and rights programs and services in Kenya

At the start of the pandemic, the Government of Kenya immediately closed schools, restricted transportation, and imposed a national curfew. The Government did not initially deem gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) essential.

Researchers at Columbia University and a Kenya-based researcher┬╣ interviewed 37 GBV and SRHR service providers and other stakeholders between July and September 2020 to understand how restrictive policies to contain COVID-19 and de-prioritization of GBV and SRHR services were impacting critical GBV/SRHR services…

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. (2020). Impacts of COVID-19 on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Programs and Services – Kenya.

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