Aside from COVID 19, violence against girls is another pandemic the world is battling. According to the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. This is alarming! Given that victims suffer physical, psychological, and social disorders on short term and long term basis as a result of sexual abuse, it makes it more devastating to both the victims and the society at large. We have taken our time to identify five facts that could help parents and guardians understand and protect their wards from falling victim. Have a good read.
As of today, Nigeria has recorded more than 300 confirmed cases of COVID 19 infection with few recoveries and deaths. To prevent the spread of the disease, the federal government has shut down schools and asked citizens to stay at home in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states. In addition to the stay at home regulations, the government has also provided guidelines such as social distancing and prohibited religious and social gatherings.