TEENAGE CAMPAIGN AGAINST RAPE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Chidimma
Posted March 12, 2020 from Nigeria

Teenage empowerment and camping against rape and domestic violence held in Jos, Plateau State. 

The event was held during the holidays to enable children from primary, secondary and few tertairy student to be in attendant.  We started we joked and play to get the attention of the children and young persons.

We had an interactive session educating the children on what Rape is, Domestic violence, why the victims should speak out, reasons why the victims should seek legal redress, what men can do to end domestic Violence. We educated the children on violence in family life or violence in the family between family members, which can be defined as "physical, verbal or emotional abuse by one member of a family to another" is more dangerous to the society. The damage that violence within the family causes has deeper and more indelible damage to the structure of the society itself, and also destroys the individual viticms. The application of Violence within the family by a husband or father or bro who should be showing love, affection and compassion, leaves psychological scars on other members of the family, which may prove difficult to ever erase. We let the children know that women and children are the most likely viticms. 

The children where very enlightend and ask heart breaking questions to show that most of them were almost victims. Customary and religious practices make the viticms more vulnerable, without legal or society remedy.  

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Tumanjong Miranda
Mar 12
Mar 12

Dear sister Chidimma,
Great job you did there. I personally am so happy for this. Teens need to know these things, they need that safe space to speak up.
In my opinion, if possible we even teach them self defence. This will help them defend themselves from perpetrators.
Hope you are doing OK!

Chidimma
Mar 12
Mar 12

Thanks Tumanjong. I will do that in my next session.

LucyHimiko
Mar 12
Mar 12

Well done and thank you for sharing the important work you are doing to educate these young people and families about these issues. As you said, women and children are always the most likely to suffer in a violent family or society. You have empowered and protected so many of them through this program. Excellent work.

Chidimma
Mar 12
Mar 12

Thank You.

Jill Langhus
Mar 13
Mar 13

Hello Lucy,

Welcome to World Pulse and the Encourager program:-) It's lovely to see your encouraging comments on the forum. Looking forward to seeing more comments and some posts from you, too:-)

Anita Shrestha
Mar 13
Mar 13

great work

Chidimma
Mar 13
Mar 13

Thanks Anita.

Metiege Noel Eve
Mar 14
Mar 14

Congratulations for sensitizing and thanks for sharing sis

Chidimma
Mar 15
Mar 15

Thanks Sis Eve. Much love

lizzymark
Mar 17
Mar 17

Great work Chi,love your heart for the girls,do you have an organization? Hope to see more of what you do dear

Chidimma
Mar 17
Mar 17

Thanks Lizzy, we met at GEM on the 10th during the IWD hosted by Mrs Keturah, the lawyer in the workshop. I have an NGO still a work in progress.
Lots of love.

Hello, sister Chidimma,

Congratulations on this event! This is truly important work. Keep it up, dear!