GENVIO has considerable potential to educate children about gender-based violence, and how to prevent its occurrence in our society. 



Gender-Based Violence is violence directed against a person because of that person’s gender, or violence that affects persons of a particular gender disproportionately. Gender-based violence can take different forms and mostly affects women and girls. Although women and girls are the main victims of GBV, it also causes severe harm to families and communities. According to the World Bank statistics, Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is a global pandemic that affects 1 in 3 women in their lifetime. 1 in 3 women and girls will face physical or sexual violence in their lifetime (World Health Organisation, 2013). 1 in 9 girls and 1 in 53 boys under the age of 18 have experienced sexual abuse or assault at the hands of a trusted adult. According to research conducted by UNFPA, about 200 million women worldwide have experienced female genital mutilation. 1 in 2 girls/women have been harassed sexually, 1 out of 3 of them have experienced physical and/or sexual violence, and 1 in 20 women have been raped. The effects of child sexual abuse can be long-lasting and affect the victim’s physical and mental health, and emotional well-being. For this reason, we have created for you, the GENVIO Board Game, and this Directory of Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) and Gender-Based Violence Responders in Nigeria. Welcome to GENVIO Board and Card Game! It’s a fun and interactive way for both children and adults to learn about gender-based violence and how to prevent it. The game helps us understand different situations and make smart decisions to create a safer world. The GENVIO BOARD AND CARD GAME is a great way to start conversations about how to respond in challenging gender-based violence situations. This also serves as a teaching game. GENVIO helps children and adults learn about gender-based violence and how to prevent it, creating awareness and  players to make a positive impact, while having fun. Disclaimer: The game offers suggestions but is not responsible for preventing violence or the actions resulting from it. Remember, the main goal is to have fun, learn, and work together to create a world free from gender-based violence 



This Directory comprises state-by-state entries of domestic violence help centers in Nigeria and organizations that are aimed at ending gender-based violence in Nigeria. These centers and responders provide free medical and legal aid, counseling, and support services to victims and survivors of sexual violence.




The objective of the Genvio Board Game, which is suitable for adults and for children aged 6 and above, is for players to be able to take up the roles of any of the 5 player personas and be able to provide solutions to gender-based violence scenarios/situations affecting any of the 4 game characters in the game while navigating chutes and ladders, and moving from start to finish on the board. This game is designed to help children learn about safe and smart decision-making when faced with dangerous and harmful life situations.


The overall objectives of the game are to:

  1. Understand gender-based violence and its different forms.
  2. Learn about the impact of violence and the importance of prevention.
  3. Explore how gender stereotypes contribute to violence.
  4. Encourage seeking help and supporting victims of violence.
  5. Show the power of men in preventing violence.
  6. Develop skills and knowledge for real-life situations.
  7. Promote empathy and intervention for victims.

The rule book of the GENVIO BOARD GAME also contains some words of affirmation. These words of affirmation can serve as reminders of your self-worth, empowerment, and the importance of establishing healthy boundaries and relationships. They are meant to remind you of your inherent worth, strength, and the importance of living a life free from violence and oppression.

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