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Since 2015, one out of every ten boys and one in four girls becomes a victims of sexual predators before they get to 18 years. Child sexual abuse is a criminal offense under various sections of chapter 21 of Nigeria’s penal code.

Nigeria’s age of consent is 18, yet, a lot of these kids are preyed upon before that age by close family members and relatives were trusted.

Sexual abuse takes many forms, such as rape, sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, attempted rape, as well as any form of unwanted sexual contact without consent, which may include threats, bribes, humiliation, manipulation, and violence.

This project aims to create awareness among the children living in Magodo, Surulere and Ebute-Metta areas of Lagos state, providing them with necessary information on what sexual abuse is, who sexual abusers are, consequences of sexual abuse, result of sexual abuse in the life of a child, how to prevent sexual abuse, where to get help if you’re abused and the psychological assistance they need to tackle the long term and short term effect of abuse.

Of course, this project aims to prevent sexual abuse from occurring. It will also help prevent unwanted pregnancies in teenagers and promote the reduction of teenage pregnancy resulting from sexual abuse. Children targeted will know and identify situations that place them at risk and help equip them to detect any form of abuse in their friends and neighbors.

Children will also get knowledge about where to report sexual abuse and violence cases and get help. This project will also create awareness on the spread of sexually transmitted diseases in kids through sexual abuse and reduce the transmission of such diseases among kids, preventing a permanent psychological scar from their lives.

To commence this project, the Put an end to child sexual abuse foundation needs the sum of $2000 to create the necessary awareness and purchase required kits for this project. Kindly contribute to putting an end to sexual violence and abuse against kids in these vulnerable areas.