VACS data reveals that young people who have experienced sexual violence often tell their friends first, feeling most comfortable seeking guidance from close peers when facing problems in their lives.
Because of this, Together for Girls engaged young leaders and advocates who work for youth-serving organizations to help disseminate Every Hour Matters messages to their own communities. These young leaders can aid and educate peers who seek out their help, the youth populations they serve and others in the community with vital and accurate information on post-rape care.
To create the toolkit, Together for Girls recruited a group of 10 Youth Champions from Kenya and Uganda representing youth-led organizations working on issues such as HIV/AIDS relief, girls’ empowerment and sexual health advocacy.
Every hour matters youth engagement toolkit Kenya
This youth engagement toolkit is a unique new resource created for the campaign. It includes key messages and organizing tools designed specifically to guide youth-led organizations in delivering vital information on post-rape care to the youth populations they serve in the form of educational workshops.