BY AGBO-PAUL AUGUSTINE, Abuja
To give justice to victims of child sexual exploitation and deter would-be offenders, a coalition of international non governmental (INGO) and their counterparts from the civil society organisation (CSO) have commence a sensitisation programmes aimed at bringing Nigerians and other Africans up to speed on how to seek justice for victims of sexual abuses.
In a statement by Jose Foundation made available to LEADERSHIP Friday in Abuja, the Foundation president, Prince Martins Abhulimhen, said the one-day conference to held in United Kingdom on January 5, 2018 is a preparatory programme to further create awareness ahead of the proposed workshop/training on curbing child sexual exploitation (CSE) billed for Abuja.
“Making Justice Work for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation is a unique 1 day conference which gives those attendants the chance to see the criminal justice system like you have never seen it before.
“This is an event which is relevant for all those services supporting vulnerable child witnesses and historical victims, as well as those working within the criminal justice system.
“We are thrilled to have the support of the Chief Constable of North Yorkshire who will be opening the event as well as a range of high profile speakers-survivors and their family members, senior representatives from central government, survivors, highly experienced practitioners, and academia sharing their practical experience and the latest research.
“In sharing innovative work across the UK, this conference offers true value for money, enabling participants to gain unique insights from a range of perspectives to take back into practice. We are thrilled to already have participants attending from the National Crime Agency, IPCC and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
“Further details can be found at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conference-making-justice-work-for-victims-of-child-sexual-abuse-csa-and-exploitation-cse-tickets-39253342805?aff=es2, with various speakers with vast experience in handling issues of sexual abuses and one of such is Mrs Jayne Senior MBE, reputed for fighting CSE in the United Kingdom,” he said.
He also stated that Nigerians can take advantage of the programme to enrich their knowledge on how to tackle child sexual abuse using the criminal justice system of the country.