MEDIA CONCERN INITIATIVE - for Women and Children (MediaCon) is a Non -
Governmental Organization working in the field of sexual violence prevention and crisis
response in Nigeria and Africa.
MediaCon was founded in 2000 by Dr. Princess Olufemi-Kayode, a survivor of Child
Sexual Abuse and rape. She began creating public awareness through a national media
campaign which succeeded in breaking the silence and also setting off massive number
of disclosures by victims from all parts of the country. Realizing the impact of sexual
violence on the Nigerian society, she also sought institutional supports to meet the
needs of child and adult victims to mitigate the long-term effects on the health, safety,
and productivity of Nigeria.
Over fourteen years, MediaCon has garnered experience and expertise in designing and
executing various projects on sexual violence against women and children. These
projects have taken the shape of media advocacy, direct support services (crisis
response centre), legislative advocacy, social advocacy, storytelling using multimedia
tools, peer education training, capacity building, media monitoring, research and
publications, etc. Since 2003, MediaCon has remained in the fore concerning issues
related to sexual violence in Nigeria and Africa through mobilization of stakeholders for
a multi-sectoral approach towards the delivery of effective response.