SEXUAL ASSAULT/RAPE OF MINOR (S) REPORT. FROM DECEMBER 2016 – JUNE 2017 IN KADUNA STATE BY CYPLP
|MALE||FEMALE||0-5 YEARS||6-10 YEARS||11-15 YEARS||16-20 YEARS||21-25 YEARS||26-30 YEARS|
Source – Salama SARC.
Data are as collated from Salama – Sexual Assault Response Center, Kaduna. And we have studied to recognize that there is increasing wave of rape of minors in Kaduna State, Nigeria. From the record and time under review, there is no month a case of rape of minor is not recorded, no month a case of rape of a girl child is not also recorded. The most frequently reported recorded cases are those between 6-10 years old. April 2017, recorded the highest number of reported cases where 10 boys between the ages of 6-15 years were raped by older men.
From our findings, in every 1 reported case of rape of minor, there are 10 unreported cases. Most unreported cases are from poor children used as house help or domestic servants by the rich. They can’t speak up out of fear and even if they will, do not know where and how to go about it. These set of victims are mostly raped by adult children of the family that recruited domestic servants including the husband of the house. Another, cases are stomach by parents of victims whether poor or rich, in attempt to protect the victim from trauma and tagged name-calling in future.
Our findings indicate that reported cases were parents from poor background living in poor communities, who cannot afford medical bill for the victim. And because “Salama Center” offers free counseling and medical treatment to victims of reported rape cases to the center, poor parents have a choice to make. However, most people are not aware of the center.
Victims are counseled and debrief of the experience by the center. But there is no avenue to test the functionality of the debriefing. Therefore, there is no certainty if victim are living a traumatized life or not in future.
We work with data and translate data to problem-solve future social challenges. We are passionate about children and we are against rape.
Our research team dream is working on possible following-up survivors on evaluation and documentation to determine if the counseling and debriefing works or not.
SEXUAL ASSAULT REPORT IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA.
12 MONTHS RECORDS -DECEMBER 2016 – NOVEMBER 2017
|Year||Male||Female||Became Pregnant||HIV status @first visit||After 3 months||Contracted STIs-male||Contracted STIs – female||Age (Years old)|
Source – Salama SARC.
SURVEY RESULT OF 50 SCHOOL GIRLS AS WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS ON SDGs IN KADUNA STATE.
On 18th October 2017 we selected 50 participants as SDGs champions for an awareness workshop at Government Girls Secondary School, Abubakar Kigo Road, Kaduna Nigeria. The training was aimed at bringing closer, localizing, stepping down and spreading the message of SDGs to the root beneficiaries at grass root level. It was driven by young people to young people. We ended up raising 17 local SDGs champions to drive on the message after the workshop, in and out of the school so that the conversation continues.
The workshop was tagged – Play the simple part. Our target participants were aged between 10-18years, and girls at school- Government Girls Secondary School, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
We started the program with survey questionnaires to participants to answer, including the teachers too.
The pre- workshop questions were straight and simple as follow-
- Have you heard about SDGs before?
- If yes, where did you hear about it?
- What do you think are SDGs from your view point?
Questionnaires responses were collated and almost all the participants have never heard of SDGs in their lifetime. Therefore, this program was a window for them to hear for the first of SDGs and what they are.
During the awareness workshop, we used local play to dramatize locally to their understanding the 17 SDGs and raised one evangel per goal. On the other hand, so many teachers that attended the program have heard about SDGs on news as news item but never knew what it is all about. This program also avail them room to know and understand it better.
Participants were so impressed to know of the goals, in particular goal 6 and were eager to know more by asking hard-nut questions. One of the girls asked us to explain the correlation of their bad condition pit toilet for over 1000 schools girls in their school without functional toilet and tie that to goal 6 specifically – clean water and sanitation.
To answer the question and correlation of the bad toilet with goal 6, 0n 23th October 2017, we forwarded a petition to the State Government on the bad condition of the toilet and two days after; have received speedy response and attention. On 26th October 2017, we joined the State ministry of works for on the spot assessment of the toilet. Good news is that a new toilet- is about being built at the school as date and is flushable, with wash hand basin. That’s just one part localizing SDGs can do to the grass root.
However, the girls have told us how the bad toilet condition has reduced their attendance in school and how vulnerable they are to infection now and in future. They are so many other schools like this in so many local communities that only SDGs localization can change lives of the root beneficiaries.
Summarily, at the end of the workshop, post survey questionnaires were sampled to participants again, and they were asked
- Do you now know of/ or what SDGs are?
- Which of the goals can you recall?
- How old would you be by 2030? And which goal will you play.
From survey responses, it was clear indications that participants are aware of SDGs now and understand what it is all about. They also understand the simple role they have to play; by passing along the knowledge gained to peers at school, at home, and in the community for full benefit.
In general, our findings is that, more need to be done on connecting the SDGs and the local people at grass root as SDGs seems so global than local. And that is what we want to reinvent. To us, that is our simple part to play. So what is the simple you can play because everybody has a simple part to play?
Data from survey result-
Number of participants – 50
Age – 10-18 years
Gender – female
Pre-workshop survey result.
* 2 respondents have heard about SDGs before.
* 48 respondents have never heard about it.
* 1 respondent heard about it from parent.
* 49 never heard it anywhere.
* 3 respondents answered but got it wrong
* 47 respondents said they have no idea.
Post – workshop survey result.
* 47 respondents now know what SDGs are.
* 3 respondents said they don’t.
* 48 respondents can recall one or more SDGs
* 2 respondents cannot recall any.
* 33 respondents were between 10-13 years old, and would be between 23 -26 years old by 2030.
* 17 respondents were between 14 -18 years old, and would be between 27-31 years old by 2030.
52 participants were selected across classes and participants were all boys between the ages of 10-18 years. Before the program started we issued out simple questionnaire to measure participants’ level of knowledge.
These were the pre-survey questions-
- What is road safety?
- Have you attended any road safety training/program before?
- Do you know what choices to make to be safe, while using the road?
- If yes, (to question 3 above) mention one?
- 30 respondents have basic knowledge of what road safety is.
- 22 respondents have no idea on what road safety is.
- 4 respondents have attended road safety awareness program before now.
- 48 respondents have never attended any.
- 16 respondents know what safe choice(s) to make while using the road.
- 36 respondents do not know safe choice(s) to make while using the road.
- 16 respondents could mention what safe choice(s) are.
- 36 respondents couldn’t mention what safe choice(s) are.
After the presentation/ break out session, post survey questionnaires were given to participants again to measure the short term impact of the program. 40 participants responded and these were the post –survey questions-
- What have learnt new today about road safety?
- How will you use the new knowledge in educating your peers?
- As participant, Rate this program – GOOD,BETTER, BEST.
- 35 respondents could clearly indicate what they have learnt new
- 5 respondents couldn’t indicate what new they have learnt.
- 23 respondents could clearly indicate best ways of educating/ transferring new knowledge to peers
- 17 respondents couldn’t indicate best ways of educating peers of the new knowledge.
- 9 respondents rated the program as- good
- 4 respondents rated the program as – better
- 23 respondents rated the program as – best
- 4 respondents didn’t respond to the question.