Dealing with Sexual Abuse (Rape) in Nigeria

Sexual abuse takes many forms, including rape, sodomy (oral or anal sexual acts), child molestation, incest, fondling, attempted rape as well as any unwanted sexual contact. This may also include threats, bribes, humiliation, manipulation and violence. Rape often involves someone exercising power over another such as an adult over a young person to obtain sex.

Rape, just like other forms of sexual abuse can happen to anyone of any age, gender, race, and socioeconomic background – at any time or place. Assailants may be strangers, acquaintances, friends, or family members.

Rape is preventable! Adolescents and young people constitute a vulnerable group deserving special attention in relation to rape. In this guide, we outline some myths surrounding rape, its negative effects, steps to take in case of rape and some useful tips to prevent it. Download

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