Preventing sexual violence

  • Organization: Special Emergency Activity to Restore Children’s Hope (SEARCH)
  • Project: ‘KOWUU’ (means ‘our voices’ in de Mah language)
  • Country: Liberia
  • Goal: Prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse of children and youth at schools and in communities, and to create a child-friendly environment of education for children and youth.


The KidsRights ReportThe Silent Majority shows that the most occurring form of violence in Liberia is sexual violence against girls.

  • 13% of adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 experience sexual violence. 
  • Rape is the most frequently reported crime in Liberia. 
  • Sexual exploitation and abuse at schools is a national problem.

In addition, research of the Liberian government shows that almost 1 in 5 students has been abused by teachers or school staff. Together with our project partner SEARCH we would like to address this problem. 


Preventing sexual violence

In cooperation with local organization SEARCH, KidsRights is committed to prevent sexual abuse and exploitation of children and youth at schools and in communities. 500 children, key individuals and institutes such as the police, schools, parents and the child protection services will receive training on the prevention of sexual violence.


Our projectpartner SEARCH

Logo SearcSEARCH was founded in 1999. SEARCH commits to the rights of women and children and to create an environment that promotes growth and development. The organization focuses on research, lobby, promoting women’s and children’s rights, peace building, hiv/aids prevention and emergency aid. 

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