In the wake of prevalent physical and sexual abuse of girls and women across Nigeria, ProtectHer and Target Search Global Nigeria have announced plans to train hundreds of girls and women on self-defence and general safety.
A statement by Founder, iSafe and Co-founder, ProtectHer, Clare Henshaw, noted that the partnership will train girls and women on the key concepts and strategies of physical self-defence and general personal safety.
“The outlook of the collaboration is to empower girls and women with the requisite knowledge for general safety and skills to defend themselves from physical violence and abuse which are on the increase these days,” said Henshaw.
She implored girls and women across all ages to participate in the training billed to commence in July across Lagos, before moving to other states in Nigeria.
Globally, about 1 in 3 (35%) women have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime, the statement noted.
At least 5 million acts of domestic violence occur annually to women aged 18 years and older, while most events are minor with approximately 45 million children being exposed to violence during childhood, the statement further noted.
As a community-based initiative, i-Safe seeks to inspire safer communities through engaging, educating, and empowering individuals in various communities on life-changing skills and safety measures using various tools such as human capital development, inclusion, research and safety programmes such as ProtectHer.
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For more information on the training, please contact: [email protected], www.isafehub.org, +2348093550552