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2018 (Narrative Date)

There are an estimated 328,000 people living in conditions of slavery in Kenya (GSI 2018). Men, women and children are subjected to exploitation amounting to modern slavery in forced labour and sex trafficking. Children are often subjected to forced labour in domestic service, agriculture, fishing, cattle herding, street vending and begging. They are also victims of commercial sexual exploitation throughout the country, in khat cultivation areas, near gold mines and along the highway and Lake Victoria. Moreover, those residing in Kenya's largest refugee camp Dadaab are often vulnerable. Men and women are often lured by employment agencies offering attractive job opportunities, then find themselves trapped in domestic servitude, massage parlors and brothels or forced manual labour.

Cecilia ran away from home to escape FGM and forced marriage. 

I escaped from home and I came to look for safety. If I go home now alone, I will be forced to go through FGM and after FGM, obviously I will get married. 

This video was produced by Project Everyone & UN Women in 2017

Provided by Girls Not Brides