The Lagos state Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency DSVA today welcomed delegates from various African countries representing the African Leadership University’s Public Sector to its Novel House office in Alausa, Ikeja.
Executive Secretary DSVA, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi said the purpose of the visit was to foster engagement with the Lagos DSVA and gain insights into the Agency’s operational techniques and strategies, especially the coordinated response to support survivors. She also explained the agency’s objectives and functions.
“These delegates are currently participating in a practical training program designed to nurture more effective leaders, committed to combating sexual and gender-based violence. Vivour-Adeniyi disclosed
Ms. Bunmi Orekoya, Head of Alternative Dispute Resolution at DSVA, shared some of the challenges faced by the Agency and recommendations were provided for the way forward.
The Visiting delegates were Team Leads saddled with the responsibility of handling various projects, these were the Head of Research, National Council for Population and Development (NCPD Kenya), the Senior Maternal and Newborn Health Officer (MOH Rwanda), the Gender Director of the Ministry of Women & Human Rights Development (MOWHRD, Somalia) Program Manager Division of Reproductive and Maternal Health (Kenya), Manager Policy, planning and Strategy ( Anti-FGM Board Kenya), Minister of Women & Human Right Galmudug ( MOWHR, Somalia) and Ministry of Justice Bauchi State, (MOJ Bauchi).
On behalf of the team, Mr. Nicholas, Manager of Policy, planning, and Strategy (Anti-FGM Board Kenya) expressed gratitude to the Agency for the valuable insights provided by the DSVA team.