Background

This study looks at the effectiveness of the National Cooperative Housing Union of Kenya (NACHU), which is a national program aimed at reducing violence against children by supporting household safety and security.

The underlying theory of change of NACHU is that, through targeting household safety and security issues that pose additional stress factors that can contribute to the prevalence of violence, a reduction of violence against children can be achieved. Specifically, this evaluation covers the first two years (2010-2011) of NACHU’s five-year program and focuses on eight slums and informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya. The objective of the evaluation is to test if improved tenure security, housing conditions, and community development activities contribute to reducing family stressors and the risk of violence against children.