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UN Chair calls for Introduction of sex education in schools

By Grace Obike, Abuja

Chair of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Funds for Victims of Trafficking and Executive Chairman of Roost Foundation Dame Julie Okah- Donli, has called for the introduction of sex education in schools.

She said that parents also need to make it a priority to teach their children about sex because predators are on the increase and children without the knowledge of sex education fall victims easily.

She said this Wednesday at the Government Science Secondary School, Pyakasa Maitama in Abuja, where the Centre for Peace Advocacy and Sustainable Development (CEPASD) in collaboration with Roost Foundation educated students of the school on Gender-Based Violence.

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She said, “Everyone needs to be sensitized because sexual and gender-based violence is very rampant now because when one is ignorant, they become soft targets. It is important that children as long as they can speak are taught what sexual and gender-based violence is so that in the event that they find themselves in such a situation, they are able to address it accordingly.”

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