Driving national action against child sexual abuse online using the Model National Response – the experience of Kenya
Date: March 23, 2023
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The webinar, organised by WeProtect Global Alliance and UNICEF, will provide examples of the practical implementation of the Model National Response in the African continent, drawing on the experience of Kenya as a case study. This is the first of a series of webinars that will explore how the Model National Response has been put into practice in different regions of the world.
The webinar will take place on 23 March, 14-15:10 EAT (11-12:10 GMT).
Register for the event here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T6RPJxTvS6-KAOGpLSrGrA
Overview of the webinar
After introductory remarks by Iain Drennan, Executive Director of the Alliance, and a UNICEF representative, we will share the findings from the Framing the Future report before focusing on the experience of Kenya.
Madam Rose Wanjiru Mwangi, Assistant Director Children’s Services, Department of Online Protection, Directorate of Children Services, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, will share how Kenya has used the Model National Response to inform their National Plan of action to Tackle Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Kenya, the challenges they have encountered, and the lessons they have learnt.
The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.
About the speaker
Rose Mwangi is an Assistant Director Children’s Services with vast experience in child protection. As a child rights advocate, she has been involved in various child protection programmes that led to improved protection of children inter alia in the criminal justice system and implementation of social protection programmes.
Rose played a leading role in the development of a 5-year multisectoral prevention and response National Plan of Action to Tackle Online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Kenya (2022 – 2026), and she currently oversees its implementation.