DSVA Activates SGBV Campaign At LASUED

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) has taken its Campus Activation campaign to the Lagos State University of Education (LASUED) in Otto  Ijanikin,

The DSVA Executive Secretary,  Titilola Vivour Adeniyi said the Agency has continued to take it’s stand against the SGBV scourge by scaling up sensitization at various strata of society. 

She said Campus Activism was crucial and youthful exuberance that may be criminally inclined would not be overlooked by the Law. She said the Agency is leaving no stone upturned and has replicated same at other tertiary institutions across the State to amplify the SGBV sensitization which the Agency is now activating in LASUED with the theme: *Issues surrounding Sexual and Gender-Based Violence on Campus. It’s on Us*

Mrs. Titilola Vivour Adeniyi, in her words reiterated the need for students to shun all practices of sexual and gender related violences on campus. 

She remarked that  sex for grades, intimate partner violence and sexual assaults are regular negative occurrences in tertiary institutions predominantly occurring in Africa and that students and staffs of the institutions should leverage on the DSVA platforms to report both perceived and actual cases of abuse

The conference which had a total of 1,095 participants also had the  topic: “Issues Surrounding SGBV on Campuses; our collective responsibilities”. 

The school’s SGBV response coordinator, Dr. Christie Elegbede , commended the initiative set up by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency to sensitize students and Staff of the institution on the issues of SGBV which will invariably bring to a total reduction of cases of SGBV on campuses. 

Tumininu Oni, Head Case Management DSVA urged the students to use the toll free line- 0 8000 333 333 to facilitate reporting of  SGBV cases, including sexual harassment on campuses. 

Sessions such as  understanding and demystifying Sexual and Gender Based Violence, identification of SGBV traits on Campus,  morals, etiquettes and respect for one another as ways to curtail any form of violence in the campus community as well as the need to  build support Systems for Survivors of SGBV on campus” were discussed by the facilitators which included Mrs. Tumi Oni, Mr. Tobi ikudayisi and  Dr. Christie Elegbede. 

While giving the vote of thanks, the  Dean, Students Affairs, Dr. R. Dawodu  appreciated the State Government for the initiative and reaffirmed the insititution’s commitment in ensuring safety for all. 

Adejoke Ladenegan-Oginni

Lagos DSVA

18/8/2023

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