Resources – June 1995

The materials listed below are resources about sexual responsibility. In order for young people to understand the physical and emotional changes they experience in adolescence and be able to take control of their lives, they must have practical as well as motivational support. The books and films listed here offer both.

Although AHI does not distribute any of these materials, they are available for use within our reference library at AHI Youth Center, located at 17 Lawal Street, Off Oweh Street, Fadeyi, Lagos.


Stopping Rape: A Challenge for Men by Rus Ervin Fynk.

Stopping Rape: A Challenge for Men, offers insights testimonies and exercises to help men understand the extent and impact of rape, recognize and dismantle our culture of rape and organize to stop violence against women, children and other men. This book offers guidance for supporting loved ones who have been sexually assaulted or abused. Stopping Rape is an invaluable resource for all people working to end such violence in their personal lives or in the culture at large. It is a book full of hope in a culture plagued with sexual violence.


Everything You Need To Know About Sexual Abuse by Evan Stark.

All of us want to be loved. When people love us, they often show it by hugging, kissing or touching us. But when the hugs hurt or the touching turns rough, then we need to beware. This may not be love. It may be abuse. This book tells you everything you need to know about sexual abuse. It touches on what sexual abuse is, rules to remember about sexual abuse, where to go when you have been abused and how to help stop it. It is a must-read for youths and adults alike.


Top Secret: Sexual Assault Information for Teenagers Only by Jennifer J. Fay and Billie Jo Flerchinger.

Why has sexual assault been TOP SECRET? Why don’t people talk about it more? Why does it happen so often? Why would anyone do that? These are important questions. There are no simple answers. Top secret talks about rape, it illustrates this phenomenon with stories, interactive activities, quizzes, questions teenagers often ask, and ways one could protect himself/herself from rape. It is written in simple, easy-to-understand language and is a useful resource for teenagers.



Rape by Action Health Incorporated

Why do most girls fall victim of rape? What are the things a girl can do to prevent rape? Can boys be raped? These questions are answered in this film. The film is a discussion with a group of teenagers, who give their candid opinion on this issue.


Denial by Action Health Incorporated

This film utilizes both drama and discussion to show how some teenagers ignorantly deny the existence of HIV/AIDS. The film exposes the fact that teenagers can contact HIV/AIDS.

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