Kawthar Babatunde - Dreams From The Slum Volunteer
There is no place of complete refuge for a girl child; from familial structure, communal structure to societal values as well as government policies- the girl child is susceptible to violence.
Despite legal measures that criminalise assault in any form, the spate of violence or assault against the girl child has all but abated.
The media is awash with heart wrenching stories of girls who have been abused or still going through abuse. Girls are traded as commodities across national borders to be put to use as prostitutes or slaves. Many girls are victimized before birth through prenatal sex selection and selective sex abortion. Furthermore, they face threat of sexual harassment and abuse in workplaces and learning institutions.