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NIGERIA: Child victims of sexual violence unheard and misunderstood

NIGERIA: Child victims of sexual violence unheard and misunderstood

VIOLENCE against children is a global problem. A 2020 Global Status Report revealed that every year, almost one billion children globally encounter some form of violence, such as neglect, physical abuse and sexual abuse. All forms of violence affect children in different ways, but sexual violence in particular embodies trauma that lasts for a long time. Authors STEVEN KATOR IORFA, Post Graduate Student of Social and Personality Psychology, University of Nigeria JAMES EDEM EFFIONG, Senior Lecturer, University of Uyo TANYA JOHRI, PhD Research Scholar, University of Delhi It is linked to negative health consequences such as reproductive health issues, impairments…
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