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.
- 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