UNICEF reported in 2015 that one in four girls (25%) and one in ten boys (10%) in Nigeria had experienced sexual violence before the age of 18. According to a survey by Positive Action for Treatment Access, over 31.4 percent of girls there said that their first sexual encounter had been rape or forced sex of some kind. While 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence.
These figures are scary and you are forced to believe someone you know or someone you care about has been sexually abused at one time or the other but he or she is keeping quiet about it while they hurt inside. This is episode of the TYs Show dealt with the realities of sexual abuse and how people can move on after they have experienced sexual abuse.
The episode saw TY interview a Student Consultant on Sexual Abuse and life after Sexual Abuse in the person of Miss Oreoluwa. So you get a feel of someone young who understands what it is to be a teen like you.
Some of the questions answered are:
- Is calling out an abuser on social media necessary?
- What is next after an abuse?
- Which comes first forgiveness or prosecution?
- How can the victim of sexual abuse heal?
- How can the society help?
This episode is one of a kind and I am sure you would enjoy every bit of it.
You can also watch Sexual Abuse 1: who is to blame; the abuser or the victim? Click link to watch