The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) Programme is working to tackle sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria.
The Sexual Offences Awareness and Response (SOAR) Initiative - a civil society organisation - identified four rural communities in the Federal Capital Territory to address the problem of child sexual abuse. These communities recorded high numbers of out-of-school children and rates of child sexual abuse.
With RoLAC support, SOAR helped establish Community Child Protection Committees comprised of community leaders and community members who acknowledged the problem and were committed to doing something about it. Community Child Protection Officers were identified and trained to lead the initiative.
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