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Abuse in all its forms is a daily reality for many Nigerian children and only a few has ever receive help. Six out of every 10 children experience some form of violence – one in four girls and 10 per cent of boys have been victims of sexual violence. Of the children who reported violence, fewer than five out of a 100 received any form of support.
That is the reason for the establishment of this organization to say No to violence and stop all forms of assault and abuse in the country and our society at large.
Violence against children includes all forms of violence against people under 18 years old. For infants and younger children, violence mainly involves child maltreatment (i.e. physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect) at the hands of parents and other authority figures. Violence against children takes many forms, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and may involve neglect or deprivation. Violence occurs in many settings, including the home, school, community and over the Internet.
Similarly, a wide range of perpetrators commit violence against children, such as family members, intimate partners, teachers, neighbors, strangers and other children. Such violence not only inflicts harm, pain and humiliation on children; it also kills.
And also the proportion of women that were victims of violence and had also witnessed violence between their parents as children was more than double that of those who had not witnessed such violence. Women who come from a family with a history of parental violence, have been subject to violence from family members during childhood or adolescence, are unemployed, and with low educational levels are at a high risk of experiencing violence
Despite changes in the law, the state and its executive bodies remain reluctant to intervene in domestic violence situations, believing these to be ‘private’ matters. The following is a brief summary of some of the laws and legislative stipulations that regulate domestic violence more than a quarter of the subjects had seen or heard their parents striking each other, and more than half had been beaten by their parents or other family members. The frequency of such violent events was reported as ‘often’ by 12.5% of subjects. More than a quarter of the subjects were both witnesses and victims of these violent events in Nigeria. In rural areas, there was a higher proportion of witnesses among subjects with a low education level; in both urban and rural areas, a greater percentage of the victims of family violence were boys in Nigeria .
How do we help in the rescue?
We implement priority intervention to protect children and women vulnerably exposed to violence and abuse.
We help to fight for those that had been victimized and to comfort them that there is good life after all their experience.