RFP 9169438 THE DEVELOPMENT AND THE COSTING OF A NATIONAL AND STATE PLAN OF ACTION ON ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN IN NIGERIA.
REFERENCE: RFP 9169438
BENEFICIARY COUNTRY(IES): NIGERIA
REGISTRATION LEVEL: BASIC
PUBLISHED ON: 25-AUG-2021
DEADLINE ON: 14-SEP-2021 12:00 (GMT 1.00) WESTERN EUROPE TIME, LONDON, LISBON, CASABLANCA
Purpose of Assignment: Violence and abuse against children remain prevalent in Nigeria and take many different forms. In 2104, UNICEF Nigeria organized the first VAC (Violence Against Children) survey in the region which reported high levels of violence with limited response (less than 5% of cases reported reached by services). The conflict in the Northeast has led to 345,056 children being victims or at significant risk of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation, over 8,000 children enrolled in non-State armed groups (children), over 20,000 children separated from their families, and 34,000 having lost at least one of their parents. Harmful traditional practices are widespread and geographically disparate: FGM is common in the South of the country (1 in 4 girls) while child marriage is common in the North (44% of girls married before 18). In parallel, birth registration rates at only 30 per cent for children under 5 are among the lowest in West and Central Africa.