Child Sexual Abuse is one of the most traumatizing forms of violence against children. Many times, it is committed by a person in a position of power and trust in the child’s life.
The facts are shocking, the statistics are alarming! 1 in 4 Girls experience sexual violence, 1 in 10 Boys experience sexual violence before age 18. Africa has the highest prevalence rate of child sexual abuse around 34.4 per cent. As at 2004, 60 per cent of children involved in child trafficking from Africa to Europe were Nigerians. Findings from a National Survey carried out in 2014 on Violence Against Children in Nigeria confirmed one in four females reported experienced sexual violence in childhood with approximately 70% reporting more than one incident of sexual violence. In the same study, it was found that 24.8% of females’ ages 18 to 24 years experienced sexual abuse prior to age 18 of which 5.0% sought help, with only 3.5% receiving any services. (Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF) Statistics) .
And so on tomorrow’s (Saturday, 8th September, 2018) episode of #NnennaAndFriendsLiveTVShow, we will be looking at the issue + How to guide and guard against Child Sexual Abuse as well as Reporting Patterns & Help Services with Florence Chukwura, a child rights advocate and Founder of My Child My Treasure Foundation – @mychildmytreasurefoundation , an N.G.O that protects children from Child Abuse.
Join us #NnennaAndFriends tomorrow (every Saturday, 10:30am – 11:30am on wapTV – DSTV Ch. 262, StarTimes Ch. 116, GoTV Ch. 102, StarSat Ch. 189, PlayTV Ch. 275, MYTV).