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Child Sexual Exploitation
June 22, 2018
Here at OVIWCE
We are tasked with the service to humanity.
Which includes emancipation of women and children from problems affecting and hampering their growth and development.
In view of this, we are kicking off a nationwide CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AWARENESS CAMPAIGN.
We intend to implement a one-day conference on Child Sexual Abuse in strategic locations in Nigeria, especially at the grassroots level, with our main focus on secondary School students, teachers and Community stakeholders we would enlighten and educate them on the dangers of CSE, truths,Sensitize them on actions to prevent abuse, relevant organisations; from whom to seek help, and also report cases.
According to statistics, children below 18 years account for 50% of Nigeria’s population. 1 in 4 girls experience sexual violence, and 1 in 10 boys experience sexual violence before age 18. The percentage of victimized girls and boys who experience multiple incidents of sexual abuse is recorded as 70.5% and 69.2% respectively. This occurs between ages 14-15 in 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys. Reports have it that, 15.6% girls and 26.1% boys know where to seek help and only 5.2% girls and 3.4% boys have sought help. And only 4.2% girls and 3.4% boys have received help. (http://ceceyara.org/child-sexual-abuse-statistics/)
From the above, it is evident that there is a great disparity between the increasing rates of sexual abuse in children and the number of cases that actually get reported and treated.
We believe sexual abuse in children to be greatly detrimental to the mental, psychological and physical development of the child. Also, the figures above reveal that children, who are yet to be victims, are at a high risk of being sexually abused if timely preventive action is not taken to educate and inform about child sexual abuse.
We would also be inviting speakers from different organizations to facilitate sessions on gender based violence, child sexual abuse and ethical Leadership.
The first edition would be kicking off on the 22nd of June 2018 at Jita covenant schools, opeilu agbado, Ogun state.
With over 10 schools in attendance, this is sure the biggest Child sexual exploitation conference ever.
We are appealing to the general public for sponsors and partners to make this project come to a fruitful accomplishment.
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