Lagos State Poised To Adequately Respond To Reports Of Sexual And Gender Based Violence Crimes

In line with the Sate Government’s desire to ensure that victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence have a voice and concerned members of the public who wish to report acts of violence are able to do so with utmost confidentiality, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team recently concluded its training for the Lagos State Emergency Command And Control Centre Officials on how to receive reports of Sexual and Gender Based Violence incidents in the State.

All the 190 Agents were trained on how to receive reports of Sexual and Gender Based Violence. Apart from the dissemination of the information to the appropriate agencies for appropriate action, callers would be informed of relevant steps to be taken, depending on the nature of the call. They would also be given details (addresses and telephone numbers) of the relevant Agencies that would handle their issues – i.e. for rape/defilement- Mirabel Centre, Office of the Public Defender

The essence of this initiative is to encourage victims and members of the public to make use of the toll free emergency lines in order to ensure access to justice irrespective of class and means.

DSVRT therefore urges Lagosians to make use of the toll free emergency lines- (112) to report cases of rape, defilement, domestic violence, child abuse, neglect maltreatment and other sexual assaults and ensures that the information provided will be passed across and the concerned agencies will be notified immediately.

Signed 


Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi 
Coordinator 
Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team

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