Lagos State Domestic & Sexual Violence Agency advocates against SGBV in Alausa. 

… as Civil servants adorn purple in solidarity with DSVA

The Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency today embarked on an Advocacy walk tagged “Turn Alausa Purple Advocacy Walk  within the secretariat, against all forms of Domestic and sexual violence in the state. 

The Executive Secretary, of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, Mrs. Lola Vivour-Adeniyi took the Advocacy Sensitization train through all the nooks and crannies of Lagos State Ministries and parastatals to sensitize Civil Servants on the Zero tolerance stance of the State Government and the need for collective efforts to end the menace of sexual and gender-based violence in the State.

She disclosed that the Agency has received over 5,000 cases of Sexual and gender-based violence within and outside the State.

According to Vivour-Adeniyi, “We are extremely grateful to Gov Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu and his deputy, Dr. Olufemi Hamzat for their unrelenting support and care for survivors in the State and ensuring that SGBV cases are put on the front burner.

We are profoundly grateful to the Head of Service, Mr Muri Okunola for continually being our distinguished partner in amplifying the call to kick SGBV out of Lagos.

This year’s awareness month was themed: “SGBV???  NOT IN MY LAGOS’ had a lineup of activities to commemorate the month and started with an Advocacy walk.

Civil Servants in the Secretariat adorned purple in solidarity with the DSVA.  

It can be recalled that a statewide circular emanating from the Head of Service was earlier issued to create awareness of the awareness month. 

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