A leading Non-governmental organisation, Stand to End Rape Initiative (STER) has hosted the World Health Organisation, WHO, alongside an international footballer and former Manchester United footballer, Patrice Evra in Lagos, where intricacies of violence against children were discussed.
At the event held in Lagos, STER revealed to Patrice Evra and WHO’s representatives the organisation’s sexual violence prevention and response interventions in Nigeria and find areas for collaboration.
According to a statement by STER, “Violence against children is a growing public health concern and one of Nigeria’s most common forms of violence. A 2016 UNICEF reported that six out of every ten children in Nigeria is suffering one or more forms of physical, sexual or emotional violence before age 18. Organisations, activists and international stars like Patrice Evra are championing the advocacy to prevent violence against children in Nigeria.”
The event harps on preventing violence against children through sports intervention and engaging African leaders on violence against children.