EU Consultants Visit Lagos Gender-Based Referral Service

The Lagos Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, DSVA has received consultants from the European Union at the Gender-Based Violence Virtual and Referral Service, GBV VRRS Service Centre.

The team which came on a monitoring and learning visit had an interactive session with the DSVA team led by its Executive Secretary, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi.

Vivour-Adeniyi used the moment to talk about the impact of the European Union Funded Spotlight initiative, the areas of support, and more specifically, the Gender-Based Violence Virtual and Referral service.

She informed the visiting consultants that the GBV VRRS since its establishment in January 2021 has provided services to over 4,105 survivors even as over 165 rescue missions have been embarked upon.

The accessibility and availability of the services, according to her is 24/7, 365 days a year, through the Agency’s Toll-free number 0-8000-333-333 which has ensured access to unhindered professionals and all-encompassing services to survivors.

Whilst appreciating the European Union Funded Spotlight initiative as well as other United Nations technical partners, Vivour-Adeniyi said it was also an opportunity to appreciate the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Oke Osanyintolu for the partnership and profound support of Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA.

Holistic care and support

She however reiterated the State Government’s commitment to ensuring that holistic care and support is provided to survivors, as the State remain committed to reducing the menace to the barest minimum.

The Visiting Consultants is led by Mr. Mark McGinty alongside Dr. Tarila Marclint Ebeide, both of HRBA Expert Conflict Sensitivity, Human Rights, and gender mainstreaming for the European

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