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Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency
(DSVA)
About us

We respond as a group and in a timely fashion to the various needs of domestic & sexual violence survivors...

Our mission is to provide sensitive services to victims of domestic and sexual violence while promoting healthy relationships as we strive to enhance our coordinated community response to domestic and sexual violence in Lagos State and indeed in Nigeria.

We encourage and create unprecedented level of collaboration among professionals working to end sexual and Gender Based Violence....

What we do

Advocacy

At DSVA, we believe that preventive measures are the most efficient ways of addressing Sexual and Gender Based Violence Issues. To this end, we have embarked on several advocacy programs… our target audience are the following groups-

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Counseling and Medical Services

DSVA has a pool of clinical psychologists that provide several forms of therapy for victims some of which are cognitive, behavioural, cognitive-behavioural, geared towards improving their ...

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Legal Representation

Through the OPD and the Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership, victims of SGBV crimes are assured of free legal representation. The OPD also provides a social worker that will accompany the victim to the Police Station and also to court, depending on the level of risk involved....

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Referrals

Survivor is promptly referred to the closest Comprehensive Primary Health care Centre to receive medical examination. The PHCs have been equipped with Sexual Assault Evidence Collection kits, also known as rape kits...

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Coordination

The DSVA ensures proper coordination of efforts of all the responder agencies, working towards one common goal which is to eradicate Sexual and Gender Based Violence crimes in our society.

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Training

At DSVA, we believe that preventive measures are the most efficient ways of addressing Sexual and Gender Based Violence Issues. To this end, we have embarked on several advocacy programs… our target audience are the following groups-...

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Empowerment

The Lagos State Government under the aegis of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) pioneered a DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE TRUST FUND in order to provide financial assistance to victims and their families. ..

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Safeguarding and Protecting the Child, is the duty of all.


The Hidden Crime - Violence Against Men.

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What to do if you are Sexually Abused

Know the Facts

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Know the Facts

Myths About Rape
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Several myths exist about sexual assault, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse . These myths often shift responsibility and blame from the assailant to the victim. Understanding the myths surrounding sexual assault may help you in your recovery. What happened to you was a crime. You are not to blame for your abuser’s behavior.

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Know the Facts

Myths About Domestic Violence
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At DSVA, we regard domestic violence as particularly serious because there is often a continuing threat to the victim’s safety, and, in worst cases, the victim’s life and the lives of others (including children’s) may be at risk.

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Know the Facts

Myths about Child Abuse
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Parents have the right to discipline their children however, they see fit.

Fact: Discipline must follow the provisions of the Child’s Rights law; despite what parents think is best. Discipline must also be commensurate with the age and size of the child...

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DSVA News

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My Passport of Rights

My Passport of Rights

For the Prevention of Child Abuse in Lagos State.

You are a mandated Reporter

You are a Mandated Reporter

The Lagos State Government requires that certain persons report any case of suspected child abuse, molestation or neglect to the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.

Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

This Safeguarding and Child Protection policy is necessary at this time to encourage all
agencies, organisations and community members to give priority to the protection of children as a shared
responsibility.

Safeguarding The Rights of a Child (STRAC)

Safeguarding The Rights of a Child (STRAC)

STRAC, “Safeguarding The Rights of a Child”
is an initiative of the Lagos State Domestic
and Sexual Violence Response Team.
STRAC seeks to inform and educate children
on their Rights and Responsibilities.

What You Must Know About Domestic Violence

What You Must Know About Domestic Violence

This Booklet seeks to empower women and illuminate grey areas
that have for so long shrouded the philosophy behind Domestic
Violence.

Investigating and Prosecuting Domestic Violence Prosecutor's Manual

Investigating and Prosecuting Domestic Violence Prosecutor's Manual

DSVA works to reduce social tolerance of Sexual and Gender Based Violence crimes and educates children, youth and other vulnerable members of the society about the importance of developing relationships based on equality and respect.

Criminal Law of Lagos

Criminal Law of Lagos

A law to provide rules on Criminal Conduct , regulate Public order and for connected purposes.

DSVRT Reported Cases for Adults and Children

DSVA Reported Cases for Adults and Children

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team which metamorphosed
into the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency in September 2021 was
established to guarantee and protect the rights of survivors against domestic and sexual
violence in Lagos State.

DSVRT Reported Cases for Adults and Children

DSVA Reported Cases for Adults and Children

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team which metamorphosed
into the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency in September 2021 was
established to guarantee and protect the rights of survivors against domestic and sexual
violence in Lagos State.

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