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News Deeply: In a Nairobi Slum, a New Generation Hopes to Normalize Sex Education

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News Deeply explores efforts by young people in Nairobi to encourage their peers to talk and learn about sex before they start becoming sexually active. The article sets the context with recent research from the Population Council on the risks and vulnerabilities of adolescent girls in two marginalized areas of Kenya.

According to a 2015 report by the Population Council, one-third of girls aged 11 to 14 in Kibera experience some kind of abuse, whether physical, emotional or sexual. The same report found that 71 percent of girls in that age group feared they would be raped; and 90 percent felt unsafe walking alone at night.

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