CSDEA Launches New Initiative to Provide Psycho-Social Support, Mentoring and Livelihoods Skills to 1000 Rape Victims and Widows in North Eastern Nigeria

The Centre for Sustainable Development and Education in Africa (CSDEA) today launched a new initiative to empower 1000 rape victims and widows with integrated peacebuilding skills in the North Eastern region of Nigeria.

This project will renovate and equip a skills acquisition centre in Jimeta/Yola, providing psycho-social support, mentoring and livelihoods training for financial independence to 1000 rape victims and widows traumatized by the violent activities of Boko Haram and other insurgent groups.

Identified recipients will be counselled and provided with skills to cope with trauma including mentoring at a well equipped centre. At the same time they will receive training and empowerment in tailoring and cattle rearing, that will help them to be financially independent and be able to provide for their families’ economic needs and well-being.

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