Sexual violence continues to rise amidst post-election clashes in Kenya. The Nairobi Women's hospital, one of the country�s leading treatment centers for rape and sexual violence, has noted that the number of rape cases have doubled since the beginning of the month, reports BBC News.
Healthcare workers had previously warned that women and children were being targeted within days of violence erupting following the country�s� national elections, the UN News Service reports. According to Women�s eNews, out of the quarter-million people who have been displaced by the civil instability, approximately 85 percent are women and children.
Media Resources: UN News Service 01/22/08; BBC 01/23/08; Women�s eNews 01/26/08