Every Child Deserves To Grow Up In A Society Free From Sexual Abuse
UN Women Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér visits Nigeria to Review The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women
Donor Funded Projects
The goal of this project is to change gender inequitable norms, attitudes and behaviours of community members in Kuje, Gwagwalada and Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) of the FCT which continue to encourage sexual violence of children and particularly girls while also preventing disclosures of this crime due to the culture of silence.
Creating Safe Spaces in educational institutions that provide remedial lessons and life skills such as leadership, self-esteem, communication, negotiation, assertiveness and refusal skills to girls at risk of dropping out of school to prevent VAWG/SGBV/HP and access SRHR in FCT. Sixty (60) project schools in AMAC and Bwari Area Council.
The project mobilised grassroots communities and schools to develop local mechanisms to protect girls from sexual violence in two communities in the Municipal Area Council of Abuja. The UNTF project targets 2 project communities located in the Abuja Municipal Area Council of the FCT.
IT TAKES A COMMUNITY TO PROTECT A CHILD
This message is brought to you by SOAR Initiative with the support of the European Union, Rule of Law and Anti Corruption Program (RoLAC).
MEN SPEAK UP
Children have continued to remain vulnerable to sexual violence with incidents occurring where they should be safest including in, to and from school and by those who should care for them. Statistics remain alarmingly high, with over 9 million children in Nigeria under the age of 18 years being exposed to sexual violence every year. This project seeks to “catch them young” by mobilizing and training adolescent school boys as Advocates to break the silence of sexual violence against boys and advocate against sexual violence of children generally.
Physical Safe Spaces Implemented Under The Spotlight Initiative
Implemented by SOAR Initiative, Contracted by UNESCO under the Spotlight Initiative. Physical safe spaces for Women and Girls have been opened in Kurudu (AMAC) and Ushafa (Bwari) communities.
Suite AC2 Apo Sparlight Mall Opposite Living Faith Church Durumi
8:00 AM – 4.00 PM
Monday – Friday