The exact number of children in Nigeria who are survivors 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 survivors of sexual abuse and the social characteristics of the survivors and offenders.
1 in 4 Girls Experience Childhood Sexual Abuse
1 in 10 Boys Experience Childhood Sexual Abuse
1 IN 4 GIRLS EXPERIENCE SEXUAL VIOLENCE
70.5% OF VICTIMIZED GIRLS EXPERIENCED MULTIPLE INCIDENTS OF SEXUAL ABUSE.
Only 5.8% of girls in Nigeria who experience Childhood Sexual Abuse know where to seek help
In joining the Campaign to "End Violence Against Children by 2030". CYF conducted Child helpline Needs Assessment Survey.
Victims do not sought help. The reason they did not seek services for incidents of sexual abuse was because they did not think it was a problem.