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Nigeria ranks 33rd in child abuse index - ITREALMS

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Nigeria has been ranked 33rd in the ‘Out of the Shadow Index on child sexual abuse and exploitation study, says The Economist Intelligence Unit, reports ITREALMS.

According to the study, Nigeria has 46.4 per cent record on the index out of the 40 countries surveyed across the developed economies and developing countries.

Nigeria is coming just before Indonesia, while is followed by Russia with 45.9, Argentina with 45.4, China with 43.7 and Vietnam with 42.9 and Mozambique with 37.8.

While United Kingdom is leading in the top six countries with high level of protection for children over sexual abuse and exploitation.

ITREALMS gathered UK has 82.7 rating and is followed by Sweden with 81.5, Canada with 75.3, Australia 74.9, United States with 73.7 and Germany having 73.1.

Meanwhile, Out of the shadows: Shining light on the response to child sexual abuse and exploitation – was a 40-country benchmarking index which examined how countries are responding to the threat of sexual violence against children.

Also, it explored the environment in which the issue occurs and is addressed; the degree to which a country’s legal framework provide protections for children from sexual violence; whether government commitment and capacity is being deployed to equip institutions and personnel to respond appropriately; and the engagement of industry, civil society and media in efforts to tackle the problem.

Chuks Egbune/Editor

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