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Nigeria

Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 173,620,000
  • Population under 15: 46%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 52.5 years
  • Human Development Index: 152 out of 187
  • World Bank Status: Lower Middle Income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence (age 15-49): 3.2%
  • Mean Household Composition: 4.6 persons
  • Female-Headed Households: 19%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 49%

Sources: World Bank, UNDP, UNAIDS, DHS 2013

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List of Organisations

Clifford O. Odimegwu - Family Demography and Post-2015 Development Agenda in Africa,

This paper examines all policy and laws related to families in the South, West, East and Central regions of sub-Saharan Africa.

Adrian D. van Breda & John Pinkerton - Emerging Adulthood,

The special issue of Emerging Adulthood titled “Care-Leaving in Africa” is the first collection of essays on care-leaving by African scholars. This article, coauthored by scholars from North and South, argues in favor of North–South dialogue but highlights several challenges inherent in this, including the indigenizing and thus marginalizing of African experience and scholarship and divergent constructions of key social concepts.

Chinwe U Nnama-Okechukwu & Uzoma O Okoye - Journal of Social Work in Developing Societies,

This paper is based on field work experience, review of relevant literature and studies on alternative child care system in Nigeria.

PM News Nigeria,

"The Lagos State Government has empowered another 200 household heads of orphans and vulnerable children with economic strengthening tools," says this article from PM News Nigeria.

Gbenga Omokhunu - The Nation,

"Amid concerns that orphanage operators are getting up to unwholesome practices with their charges, the authorities have removed 19 inmates of a child-care facility in [ Abuja]," according to this article from the Nation. 

UNICEF,

Under the guidance of Child Protection Specialist (UASC/Case Management), the national child protection consultant will support the State Ministries responsible for children in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states to strengthen and ensure effective operation of the child protection information management system in these states. 

Olayinka Modupe Onayemi & Adeyinka Abeeden Aderinto - Children and Youth Services Review,

Using qualitative methods of data collection, factors influencing child placement in Southwestern Nigeria were examined in this article.

Jacinta Chiamaka Nwaka & Akachi Odoemene - Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence,

This paper examines the development and proliferation of baby-selling centers in southern Nigeria and its impacts on and implication for women in Nigeria. It demonstrates how an attempt to give protection to unwed pregnant girls has metamorphosed into “baby harvesting” and selling through the notorious “baby factories,” where young women are held captive and used like industrial machines for baby production.

Belema Sekibo - Emerging Adulthood,

This article examines the aftercare experiences of young people who have recently left a residential care institution in Lagos State, Nigeria.

Mark Canavera, Bree Akesson, Debbie Landis, Miranda Armstrong, Elizabeth Meyer - International Journal of Social Welfare,

This article presents the results of a systematic mapping of social work training programs in countries throughout West Africa, a region historically under‐represented in global discussions of the social welfare workforce.