Over the years, silence has been the norm when relating to issues of abuse and sexual violence. Women and girls feared to open up or even come forth with cases of abuse and violence for fear of being stigmatized by society. More often than not, young women and girls are blamed for the occurrence of the incidence with innuendoes that the survivors asked for it through her mode of dressing or behaviour.

In 2014, with support from Department for International Development through Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme, Education as a Vaccine started the implementation of Promoting Affirmative Response to Violence Against Women and Girls (PARV) Project to support women and girls and documents cases of violence against women and girls.

This report shows our experiences, cases documented and lessons learnt from our work in Kaduna state as it relates to the human rights violations of adolescent girls and young women. Download the full report here