NGOP0020-INTERVIEW WITH ABIGAIL EKIOTENNE (GIRLS IMPACT NETWORK.)
The rate of girls child abuse in Africa is undoubtedly at an alarming rate. According to a report by trade union Solidarity Helping Hand, it is said that One child is raped in South Africa every three minutes, and one in four men admits to raping someone, with 40% of boys believe forcing someone to have sex is not an act of violence.
And, According to a recent ILO report, it is stated that an estimated 60 percent of sex workers in Italy are mainly from Nigeria. In the words of Meera Sethi of the International Immigration Organization, She said that Africa has become a “supplier of fresh flesh” for countries in the European Union. Sethi said Belgium, Britain, and Italy receive the youngest African girls, while Germany and Spain are major transit countries.
The recent increases in the different forms of child abuse, exploitation, and suffering in Africa is extremely distressing. Under the disguise of tradition and poverty, African children continue to be exploited, oppressed and abused by so-called adults whose job it is to protect them.
With that being said, this act of girls child abuse have captured the attention of governments, institutions, and organizations like the United Nations, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), of which Frantic efforts are being made to arrest and proffer solution to this problem.
Out of the non-governmental organization doing trying and working ceaselessly to address this issue is Girls Impact Network and they focus on teaching values and morals, media literacy, self-esteem and leadership. They believe that through mentoring, girls can reach their highest potentials.
My guest on this episode is Mrs. Abigail Ekiotenne, She’s the founder and the CEO of the organization.
Enjoy the interview with her!
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