The current pandemic has seen the exponential rise of sexual violence and sexual crimes. In Nigeria where a majority of cases of sexual violence go unreported, the media continues to throw light on this menace which plagues our society. Data available suggests that one in five women report sexual violence by an intimate partner and up to a third of girls report forced sexual initiation.
Sexual abuse encompasses a range of acts, including coerced sex in marriage and dating relationships, rape by strangers and family members, sexual harassment (including demands of sex for jobs or school grades), rape of children, trafficking of women and girls.
With the proposition that sexual violence is not the result of any single factor but is caused by multiple risk factors that interact at an individual, relationship, community,and societal levels, it becomes pertinent for advocacy on this topic to address diverse sectors. To this end, Freedom Foundation is set to hold a Webinar themed; Sexual Abuse: Preserving the Next Generation on Saturday, the 22nd of August, 2020 by 10 am.
This Webinar, powered by Freedom Foundation’s Genesis House initiative, is aimed at sensitizing the general public on gender-based violence, practical steps to take in providing support to victims of sexual abuse as well as ways to curb the root causes of sexual crimes in order to preserve the next generation.
This discourse which will be hosted by Kemi Lala Akindoju, will feature key stakeholders in the Gender-Based Violence conversation including; Dr. Modupe Olufemi Kayode, Women Rights Activist and Executive Director, MEDIACON; Praise Fowowe, Family Life Therapist and Yetty Williams, Life Coach and Founder, Lagos Mums.
Freedom Foundation is a non-profit organization, committed to social reformation through individual and community transformation.
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