This project aims to educate 1,000 or more children in Agege and Ikeja Local Governments of Lagos providing them with information on what sexual abuse is, abusers, consequences,how to prevent, where to access help and psychosocial assistance to mitigate the long and short term effects of abuse.MediaCon works to prevent the occurrence of sexual violence and provide free crisis response to victims and their families through the only rape crisis center in Nigeria.
Child Sexual Abuse is a public health epidemic that plagues Nigeria. 90% of sexual abuse cases are perpetrated by someone the children know and trust. The 2009 National Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) reports show that over 25% of adolescent in Nigeria have had their first sexual intercourse by age 15 and the first encounter is forced. A major challenge in addressing the problem among the Nigerian population is the lack of accurate prevention information and comprehensive crisis response.
MediaCon educates adults & children on prevention of sexual abuse and provides free crisis response to victims & their families through the only rape crisis center in Nigeria offering 24hr confidential helplines, trauma management counseling, HCT, Post Emergency Prophylaxis to prevent HIV within first 72hrs of rape, links victims to medical, probono legal services and psychosocial support. Your donation will help prevent sexual abuse, its consequences & impact on children's future development.
The project aims to prevent sexual abuse from occurring. It will help to promote reduction of teenage pregnancy resulting from sexual violence. Children reached will be able to identify situations that place them at risk of abuse and encourage early detection of abuse and further reduce repetition or attempt. Also, children will gain knowledge on where to report and get help when sexual abuse happens. In addition, reduce the transmission of HIV through sexual abuse among 1,000 and more children.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
This is our organisation's website
Article on Founder with focus on MediaCon's work
Ashoka Fellowship background on Child Sexual Abuse