Women in Nigeria are still oppressed, they have a very low status.
Inequality between men and women is still high in Nigeria.
One in four Nigerian girls and women experience sexual violence
UNICEF reported in 2015 that one in four girls and one in ten boys in Nigeria had experienced sexual violence before the age of 18. According to a survey by Positive Action for Treatment Access, more than 31.4 percent of girls there have experienced their first sexual encounter under rape or forced sex.
Getting married is actually one big financial transaction for the woman's family. She is in fact bought by her husband. The man is the head of the family and has full parental authority in the house. Domestic violence is socially acceptable. More than 35 percent of Nigerian women have experienced physical or sexual partner violence at some point. It is generally allowed for a man to cheat on his wife and he is allowed to have more than 1 wife. It happens on a regular basis that the man puts his wife and children on the street and there is no way for the woman to defend herself against this.
The impact of money on relationships between men and women is very striking. And there are still large gender gaps in the economic, social and political spheres.
That is why Sunchild will also be committed to this area. To help single young women and single mothers in the pursuit of a self-sufficient life.
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