What is
Peer Mediation?

As typically practiced in schools, Peer mediation is a process by which a couple of trained student mediators:
a. listen to other students (whom we’ll call “disputants” who would otherwise have received a disciplinary/punitive referral, and
b. help the disputants create their own situations to the conflict.

What do mediators not do?

  • a. Mediators don’t provide the disputants with answers.
  • b. They don’t tell anyone what to do, or force anyone to apologize.
  • c. They certainly don’t punish.
  • d. They don’t report back to the teacher or the principal.
  • e. They just carry out the process and complete some simple, confidential report forms for the mediation coordinator.

Is Mediation Required?

Mediation is a voluntary alternative to traditionally punitive consequences. We use it only when the offense is serious enough that, if ignored, it would seem about to create a referral, but it hasn’t yet crossed that line. The intent of mediation rather than punishment is that disputants not only lose less class time, but also that they learn that they can handle most of the typical interpersonal problems on their own – without having to involve adults, and without getting themselves in bigger troubles. In a well-planned and implemented program, most disputants will come up with workable settlements. That doesn’t mean perfect. It means that the disputants felt that the process was fair and reasonable, and that the solutions work for them

Upcoming YCW Workshops

Children Workshop

Children Workshop is an event where the issue of Child Safety is discussed whether online or offline. As guided by a dedicated Chaperon, children discuss the issue of child abuse and safety in their schools and communities.
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Parents Orientation

We have huge responsibility as parents and responsible citizens to safeguard children and to educate them necessary skills needed to be safe. At YCW Nigeria, we designed a session where we interact with parents on Child Safety.
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Annual Conference

We gathered children and teenagers together annually to discuss solutions to child abuse and encourage them to be voices in their schools and communities against abuses and violence. Children are our speakers during this event.
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Past Events

ICT Access for Girls

Casey Ernest Onyeka posed with the students of Christ the King's College, Onitsha after the successful completion of National ICT Project

Secure Africa

Students from Royal Family Academy participated in the Africa Regional Youth Crime Prevention and Development Conference.

Violence Against Children

A female student of the Government Secondary School, Wuse, Abuja addressing the audience during the last Secure Africa conference held in Abuja.

Internet Governance Forum

The Country Director, Casey 'Gbenga Adeleye making presentation at the Global Internet Governance Forum held in Nairobi, Kenya

ICT Sustainability Project

The Zamfara State Commissioner for Education posed with students during the commissioning of the ICT Library Centre, DGSS Bungudu

Always at the forefront of
Crime Prevention, Education and Safety (Online/Offline)


Gender-Based Violence Prevention

  • Preventing GBV
    Preventing GBV, to stop it from happening in the first place, is a key priority. Given that GBV is based on gender norms and gender-based power inequalities, GBV prevention strategies are intrinsically linked to efforts to increase gender equality more generally. Hence, rather than disconnecting and treating GBV as a separate and isolated problem, it has to be situated in the context of gender inequalities.
  • A shift in focus
    A shift in focus from seeing women (and other groups exposed to genderbased violence) as victims to seeing them as survivors, actors and agents of change with a strong focus on women and girls’ empowerment and agency
  • Increase women’s political participation and influence
    Efforts to increase women’s political participation and influence in contexts of peace, conflicts and other humanitarian crisis. Women have rights to participate on equal terms with men in political bodies at all levels of the society, including in peace processes. In many countries women’s political representation is very low, and women are often excluded from formal peace negotiations. This has evastating consequences for the possibility to reach a sustainable development, peace and human security
  • Efforts to increase women’s economic empowerment
    Efforts to increase women’s economic empowerment that enhance women’s bargaining power and ability to leave abusive relationships. This includes strengthening women’s entrepreneurship and employment opportunities, improving women’s access to land and property rights, promoting equal sharing of unpaid care work between women and men and encouraging universal access to quality education. While such efforts can contribute to increased violence against women in the short term due to gender ideals linking masculinity to the provider role, increasing women’s economic empowerment is still crucial for longer term prevention of GBV. Women’s economic empowerment interventions which also address gender norms and reach couples and communities can reduce such risks.
  • Efforts to increase sexual and reproductive health
    Efforts to increase sexual and reproductive health and rights are crucial for preventing GBV given the close relationship between the two. Such efforts include promotion and protection of women’s right to have control and decide freely over matters related to their sexuality, including sexual and reproductive health, family-planning possibilities and HIV/Aids prevention.
  • Incorporate men and boys
    Incorporate men and boys as perpetrators, as victims/survivors and as agents of change. Men and boys are often neglected as survivors of GBV. Hence, there is a need to recognise and address men’s and boys’ particular vulnerabilities and needs in relation to GBV.