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NigeriaDecides2023

Bisi is The Boss: A guide to tackling child sexual education

Research has shown that child sex education helps the child gain the information and skills they need to make the best decisions for themselves about sex and relationships.

It explores values and beliefs about those topics and helps people gain the needed skills to navigate relationships with self, partners, and community and manage one’s sexual health. Sex education may occur in schools, at home, in community settings, or online.

From keeping your kids safe from sexual abuse to teenagers delaying sexual intercourse, there are many advantages of sex education.
‘Bisi Is The Boss,’ a book authored by Bola Tinubu, a highly invested advocate for Children’s rightsRights, talks about child safety and protection. It empowers children and their caregivers by teaching children how to recognize boundaries, how to react, who their trusted adults are, and how to get help.

“Empowering children is a great step towards breaking the cycle of child sexual abuse. I aim to get this book into every Nigerian child, no matter their circumstances,” Tinubu said.

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Bisi Is The Boss amounts to an all-encompassing read simplifying the complex subject of abuse and providing a bonding platform between guardians and the children in their care.

The storyline follows Bisi, a well-informed little girl who teaches young children through this critical book how to identify inappropriate behaviors and create body boundaries how to identify problematic behaviors and create body boundaries through this vital book.

With the publication of her new children’s book, Bola Tinubu provides an interesting take on child sexual education through an interactive and exciting storyline packed with fun trivia, colorful characters, and valuable lessons.

In a society with an alarming rate of Child Sexual Violence, the book raises important issues on Child Abuse and how best to handle it and protect children from sexual predators. It also provides parents with a fun yet an educative way to navigate delicate topics regarding private body parts, establish boundaries and speak up in the case of abuse.

A report published by UNICEF states that one in four girls and 10 percent of boys in Nigeria are victims of sexual violence. Of the children who reported violence, fewer than five out of 100 received support.
Being a highly invested advocate for Children’s rights and a mother, Bola Tinubu established the Cece Yara Non-profit organization in 2016 armed with a multi-disciplinary team of counselors, social workers, child advocates, lawyers, and forensic interviewers to prevent child sexual abuse and to provide access to care, information, protection and emergency intervention for children who have experienced sexual abuse or who are at risk.

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