impacting lives since 2002

Child's Right

Children’s rights are a subset of human rights with particular attention to the rights of special protection and care afforded to minors irrespective of their age, race, color, sex and status, which include the right to non-discrimination, the right to survival, development, participation and protection.

FACTS:

  • Every child has an equitable chance to life
  • Every child survives and thrives
  • Every child learns
  • Abuse in all its forms is a daily reality for many Nigerian children and only a traction ever receive help.
  • 6 out of every 10 children experience some form of violence
  • 1 in 4 girls and 10% of boys have been victims of sexual abuse; finding its root in social norms, including the use of violent discipline, violence against women which increases children’s vulnerability
  • 27% have undergone FGM in the age of 15-49 years
  • 30% of children under five years were registered at birth
  • 43% of children population are trapped in child labor
  • 152 million children worldwide are victims of child labor, 88 million are boys and 64 million are girls.
  • Nigeria has the largest number of child marriage in Africa with more than 23 million girls and women who were married as children

What we do

  • Develops, coordinates and implements social norms and strategies to end violence against children, including child marriage, FGM/C and other harmful traditional practices.
  • Encourages child registration at birth
  • Provides psychosocial support for children
  • Protects the right of the child and also ensures justice for every violator of a child’s rights
  • Collaborates with Security agencies and other NGOs to secure the rights of every child
  • Strengthens capacities of government and key stakeholders and social justice that prevent and respond to violence against children.
  • Raises awareness on the importance of education for all children.