The question of rape among school girls

Rape is a serious offence under several sections of chapter 21 of the Nigeria criminal code. The age of consent is 18.

UNICEF reported in 2015 that one in four girls and one in ten boys in Nigeria had experienced rape before the age of 18.

According to a survey by Positive Action for Treatment Access, over 31.4 percent of girls of school girls said that their first sexual encounter had been rape or forced sex of some kind.

31.4 percent of girls of school girls said that their first sexual encounter had been rape

According to UNICEF, six out of ten children in Nigeria experience emotional, physical or sexual abuse before the age of 18, with half experiencing physical violence.

Conditions that increase the risk of girl-child sexual assault in Nigeria can be found in schools, baby factories and the practice of child labour.

Studies conducted in Nigeria disclose that young girls are victims in majority of reported assault cases in hospitals.

A four-year review of sexual assault cases at LASUTH that began in 2008 and ended in December 2012, showed that out of a total 287 reported cases of sexual assault, 83% of the victims were below the age of 19.

A one-year survey conducted at Enugu State University Teaching Hospital between 2012 and 2013 revealed that 70% of sexual assault victims were under the age of 18. In the Enugu survey, majority of the victims knew their perpetrators and the assault occurred inside uncompleted buildings and the victims or perpetrators residence.

Child labour to support financing education of a girl child is one of the traditional means of socialization of children is through trading which have push some of them to be victims of rape.

However, the introduction of young girls into street trading increases the vulnerabilities of the girls to sexual harassment. Sexual abuse of young girls in Nigeria is linked to child labour to rape realization.

Poor parenting which bring about poverty and inaccessible to funds for parents to take care of their wards has contributed to a school girl to be vulnerable to rape.

Indecent dressing of some school girl have expose them to rape,

And more of issues surrounding indecent dressing of some school girl have expose them to rape, and some parent are not helping issue when it come that rather ignore and allowing their daughters be expose to all kinds of sexual assault.

The primary reason why school girls most atimes see themselves in the net of rapist is due to the fact that they are keen to unnecessary exposure to society damage or circumstances surrounding the aorta of the act

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