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The Long Term Devastating Effects of Sexual Abuse Young Survivors

Over the past few years there have been numerous stories, articles, revelations of rapes, and other sexual abuses on very young girls. This trend continues unabated.  It has almost begun to feel uncomfortably and perversely as if it is the norm and as with other forms of violence against women, that it is just the […]

She Was Raped By Her Father And Now She Has Two Children For Him

She Was Raped By Her Father And Now She Has Two Children For Him

A woman who was allegedly raped by her father and fell pregnant with two of his children decided to break her cycle of abuse by reporting him to the police, fearing for her life. Elizabeth* spoke out for the first time on Monday about the alleged sexual and physical abuse that she endured for several […]

LOUD WHISPERS: In Dire Need Of Scapegoats

LOUD WHISPERS: In Dire Need Of Scapegoats

The tragic story of Ochanya Ogbanje, the thirteen-year-old girl who passed away recently after years of sexual abuse at the hands of her uncle and his son, is something straight out of a Nollywood movie. One of the reasons why Nollywood (whether the English speaking or local language sectors) resonates so well with people in […]

Esperance Nyirasafari Warns Against Child Abuse

Esperance Nyirasafari Warns Against Child Abuse

The Minister for Gender and Family promotion, Esperance Nyirasafari, has warned parents and guardians over physical abuse of children while disciplining them. Nyirasafari said physical abuse of children was not a guarantee that they will stop behaving badly and argued that children need to be taught good manners by setting good examples and positive disciplining […]

Funda Wazi Foundation organizing Teachers’ Mentoring Program To Help Avoid Child Abuse And Trauma

Funda Wazi Foundation organizing Teachers’ Mentoring Program To Help Avoid Child Abuse And Trauma

Young children exposed to five or more traumatic events in the first three years of childhood face a 76% possibility of having one or more delays in their language, emotional or brain development. The traumatic events experienced during childhood also causes an increased the risk for the following health problems in adulthood: depression, alcoholism, drug […]

10-year-Old Girl Killed In Gruesome Murder, Mother Under Arrest

10-year-Old Girl Killed In Gruesome Murder, Mother Under Arrest

Candles, flowers and stuffed animals mark the memorial for a 10-year-old girl, who New Mexico police said was brutally murdered. Three people arrested in the case include her own mother . Victoria Martens had just started fourth grade at an Albuquerque elementary school and celebrated her 10th birthday Tuesday. On Wednesday, she was killed in […]

Abused 4-Year-Old Child Tells Police Her Name Is ‘Idiot’

Abused 4-Year-Old Child Tells Police Her Name Is ‘Idiot’

The little girl was abused so badly she had a black eye, dried blood in the corner of her mouth and deep purple bruises all over her body. But it’s what she said when asked her name that’s truly startling.”Idiot.” The girl is only 4. She lived with her mother, Jennifer Denen, and Denen’s live-in […]

Orphanage Manager Sentenced To 25yrs Imprisonment For Molestation

Orphanage Manager Sentenced To 25yrs Imprisonment For Molestation

A federal high court on Wednesday in Austin U.S, sentenced a 66 year old Texas man who managed an orphanage in Malawi to 25 years in prison for sexually abusing children in his care. U.S. prosecutors said that Gerald Campbell of Odessa, who pleaded guilty in May, could have faced up to life in prison, […]

Fleeing Pastor Who Chained 9-Year-Old Son Arrested

Fleeing Pastor Who Chained 9-Year-Old Son Arrested

Francis Taiwo, the fleeing pastor who chained his 9-year-old son for weeks, has been arrested. The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the arrest to PREMIUM TIMES said the suspect was arrested on Sunday, with the assistance of his church members. The suspect had been on the run since police […]

SchoolMistress Accused Of Defiling 4-yr-Old Female Pupil Absconds

SchoolMistress Accused Of Defiling 4-yr-Old Female Pupil Absconds

The 27-year-old schoolmistress, Violet Enu, who was arrested and granted bail by the police in Lagos for allegedly defiling a four-year-old female pupil of Light Bearers Private School, located at Isashi area of the state, has reportedly absconded. Vanguard learned that the suspect, who reportedly defiled one of her pupils last Thursday, fled after the […]

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