IMPROVED ACCESS TO JUSTICE AND SUPPORT FOR SEXUALLY ABUSED CHILDREN THROUGH THE INVOLVEMENT OF GIRLS IN CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE ADVOCACY EDUCATION
MOBILISING COMMUNITIES TO END SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST GIRLS IN LOCAL DISTRICTS OF ABUJA MUNICIPAL AREA COUNCIL
Under this 2 year project, Community members and leaders in Dushe Apo and Wumba local Communities in Abuja Municipal Area Council of the FCT are being assisted to develop local mechanisms, referral mechanisms and action plans to address sexual based violence against girls (SBVAG) in their communities by February 2019. The local peer leaders will also be enabled to develop referral mechanisms which will link survivors of sexual violence to the required multi-sectoral services which includes: shelter and protection, medical, legal and psycho-social support services.
In and out of school girls will have their capacities built as peer educators of SBVAG and adolescent reproductive health. They will be trained to assert their rights, recognize sexual exploitation and violence, disclose abuse and share this information with their peers. Girl Clubs will also be created as safe spaces in the target schools for continuous capacity building, mentor-ship and confidential disclosures.