The Prevent Abuse of Children Today (PACT) Campaign
Prevent Abuse of Children Today (PACT) is a global campaign that aims to give a voice to the voiceless and bring about long-term change for the Nigerian child, particularly those at risk of child rights violations including witchcraft-related abuse and trafficking.
Through our coalition of supporters we pressure key leaders and decision makers in Nigeria to take action. We also use a wide variety of other tools, such as media campaigns, demonstrations and conferences to enlighten and inform people and to fight for the rights of innocent children.
To prevent the abuse of children in Nigeria by changing mindsets, policies and practice.
Our vision is a world where all children are able to live without fear of physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual abuse.
Some of the key things we are doing as part of the PACT Campaign are. Click on the headings to find out more about each of the projects below.
This is a mass enlightenment project using music, drama, stickers and leaflets to engage grassroots communities in Akwa Ibom State with the aims of PACT.
This is exciting children’s book uses child-friendly language and colourful illustrations to explore issues such as child abuse, child abandonment, false prophecy, family and friendship. It is distributed free in schools in the Niger Delta and is also available to buy on Amazon.
This is a new Nollywood film being given out to communities in the Niger Delta. It looks at issues of false prophecy, child witchcraft accusations and trafficking and is being used to challenge mindsets and provoke discussion about child rights.
This combination of hip-hop, reggae and R ‘n’ B is played to communities in the Niger Delta to spread the PACT message in a fun, unique and exciting way.
SSN works with a coalition of small, grassroots organisations in the Niger Delta who are passionate about child rights. Through a small-grants scheme and training events we hope to develop their capacity and further promote the aims of PACT, thereby increasing civil society’s ability to respond to violations of child rights.
From working with the United Nations and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office to holding events, film premieres and round-table meetings with church leaders, conferences and events help us to spread the PACT message and work with key influential people to ensure children’s rights are better defended and upheld.
If you would like to get involved with the PACT Campaign, click here to find out more.