End Child Sex Abuse
"End Sex with the Girl Child" The NUH GUH DEH - Diaspora here in the USA will align its key outcomes to those of NUH GUH DEH - Jamaica, which includes bringing awareness and urging a zero tolerance approach to the abuse of children by:
1. Increasing awareness about the long term physical, emotional, health, financial and social consequences of sexual abuse of young girls and boys
2. Mobilizing communities to report acts of sexual violence against children
3. Encouraging Jamaicans to use the phrase “Nuh Guh Deh!” to challenge current behaviors of men who sexually exploit children.
Why Funds are Needed
The NUH GUH DEH project is a multimedia communication campaign that combines life skills, gender and sexual and reproductive health, person-to-person and community interactions around sex with girls. Funds are needed to support the campaign which plans to use a multi-pronged approach, combining empowerment sessions/training, community outreach, peer-to-peer mentoring within the school system, mass media in the area of sex-offenders and community interactions.
The "NUH GUH DEH" – Jamaica Campaign is administered by EVE and is supported by United Nations (UN) agencies including UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP, UNAIDS, UNESCO, and UN Women.
The “NUH GUH DEH” – Diaspora Campaign is administered by a JIFFD local task force, has the endorsement of the Consul General of Jamaica to Miami and is supported by local and national initiatives across the USA.
The Jamaica International Female Football Development, Inc. (JIFFD) is a 501c3 NPO and a US Federal Government SAM Vendor. JIFFD is dedicated to serve as a facilitator and conduit, for the holistic development of young females, in Jamaica and the international communities that impact same.
Project Them objectives is to raise global awareness for the protection of children from increasing sexual abuse and its ramifications.
The Diaspora NUH GUH DEH Campaign is working to ensure a cohesive effort in combating child sex abuse in the local and international community. As members of the Diaspora began to understand some of the systemic and social issues around preventing the rape and molestation of our children, it was quickly recognized that leadership and financial support are critical factors in reducing these incidents; hence The ‘Protect Them’ Gala. Protect Them is intended to convene and mobilize leaders to raise funds for ongoing initiatives to support victims and educate communities. Donate Now!
Between January and December 2015, 103 young mothers aged 12 – 24 were being mentored and guided by 20 Mentor Moms and eight Life coaches (older HIV+ mothers).
114 children aged 0 – 16 years old received social and educational support as part of the program.
Over 80 HIV group education sessions were held at hospitals in Kingston, St. Catherine, St. Ann, St. James and Westmoreland parishes
15,236 repeat attendees (female) reached at antenatal clinics in five parishes (Kingston, St. Catherine, St. Ann, St. James and Westmoreland).
Psychosocial support addressed the underlying and unique needs of the young mothers and enabled them to respond adequately to the stress of being infected. They are thus less likely to develop serious mental health problems (we know mental health is another huge area of concern in our society that requires much more attention than it currently receives).
15 beneficiaries received grants to start their own business;
35 adolescent girls accessed educational and vocational opportunities;
75 families with at least two children under 16 years old benefitted from educational support including school fees, text books, stationery, lunch, travel support and school uniform;
Four clients received housing support in 2015;
There was strong evidence of improvement in self-esteem and self-efficacy to engage in self-protective behaviors.
If you are able to help, these are the ways you can do so. Any donation, however small, is gratefully received.
1. Bank Name: Bank of Nova Scotia, Financial Centre
Bank Address:132-132A Constant Spring Road, Kingston 10
Account Name: EVE for Life
Account Number: 21725 32543 Account type: US Dollar
Account Number: 21725 32433 Account type: JA Dollar
Bank Code: NOSCJMKN (Bank of Jamaica Ltd.)
Branch ID: 21725
Intermed Bank: JPMorgan Chase
Swift Code: CHASUS33
3. Contact Information – Joy Crawford, Director of Programme and Training
Email – email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Support the Victims/Survivors
2. Raise Awareness
3. Establish Prevention Programs
4. Educate Communities (Jamaica & USA)
JIFFD-Diaspora Taskforce www.nuhguhdeh.org