A young girl in the north east. ©

Doune Porter/NSRP

The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) Programme is working to strengthen the application of law. 

The volume of sexual assault cases and the continuing upward trend of cases demonstrates that sexual violence is at epidemic levels in Nigeria, especially as it is widely believed that less than 10 per cent of cases are reported. However, support services are very limited. 

In response to these issues, ROLAC identified the need to replicate the Sexual Assault and Referral Centres (SARCs) more widely.

This case study illustrates how the SARCs are helping to address the justice needs of survivors. It also shows how sustained advocacy and partnerships with stakeholders can lead to the establishment of more SARCs, improve the services of existing centres, and provide more access to justice for victims.

Learn more and download the case study below.