The exact number of children in Nigeria who are victims of sexual abuse are unknown. Child sexual abuse is usually hidden from view and children may be too young, too scared or too ashamed to tell anyone about what is happening to them. However, there a few number of different sources of information, including federal government survey statistics, academic researcher and international agencies. These give us an estimate of the number of children who experience sexual violence.
The Cece Yara Foundation's Research and Data repository proffers reliable facts and findings on child sexual abuse in Nigeria based on our timely records and up to date research. Availability of this information will make it possible to ascertain the number of children who are victims of sex abuse and the social characteristics of the victims and offenders.
The Cece Yara Foundation Research and Data Repository service will:
♦ Provide free access to available data on child sexual abuse
♦ Conduct research to assess the prevalence of sexual abuse in schools
♦ Conduct research to evaluate the effectiveness of programs for combating child sexual violence in Nigeria
♦ Conduct research to ascertain the cost of child sexual abuse to state and National levels
♦ Record and process data on reported cases of child abuse, particularly sexual violence
♦ Provide quarterly and annual reports of child sexual abuse
Ongoing Data Project
Our data library long term goal is to have a complete resources directory for all services (medical, legal, counselling, security and educational) available for the prevention of child abuse. This information will serve as a guide in awareness and support program planning, monitoring and evaluation, also the availability of such information will facilitate fast and convenient linkage of victims with the nearest support services.
♦ Assessment of sexual violence against children at the basic education level in Lagos state schools.
♦ Evaluation of effectiveness of child sexual abuse prevention programs/toolkit in Lagos state primary schools.