In view of the prevalence of Sexual Abuse and Rape incidences amongst the young ones perpetuated by mostly family members, The AMAZING AMAZON INITIATIVE has instituted the “TOUCH ME NOT” Campaign which is an Awareness Program for Nursery, Primary and Secondary Schools Nationwide to sensitize children below age 18 on Sexual Abuse, Violence and Rape. These young innocent children often fall prey mostly to those they trust and they take advantage of them.
The nationwide awareness campaign is designed to fight this menace by educating these young children about Sexual abuse and its dangers. It is important we start the sensitization in schools in order to catch them young as several of them are already victims of abuse an they do not even realize it’s abuse.
Adults as we know are already set in their ways. So taking the campaign to these innocent children who easily fall prey to them gives us the dual opportunity of assisting those among them who are victims of these ills and also conscientize them against indulging in such when they become adults.
Among other things, the TOUCH ME NOT campaign aims to raise awareness among young boys and girls on the negative effects of sexual abuse and other forms of gender-based violence and provide relevant training programmes on the cause and effect of sexual abuse and other forms of gender-based violence to school students.