The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency in commemoration of the Domestic and sexual violence awareness month has adorned members of the Lagos State House of Assembly with purple ribbons. This took place today, 26th of September, 2024.
Hon. Saad Lukman Olumoh, Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee, reiterated the House of Assembly’s commitment towards ensuring the menace is reduced to the barest minimum even as he reassured of the House of Assembly’s continued support in the fight against the menace through the enactment and promulgation of laws that are geared towards mitigating the menace.
On her part, the Chairman, House Committee on women Affairs, Hon.Princess Omolara Oyekan Olumegbon and other distinguished members of the House proffered various suggestions which are critical in ensuring the war against Sexual and Gender Based Violence is won.
Whilst appreciating the House for their commitment and dedication to the fight against Sexual and Gender Based Violence, the Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi appreciated the House for their support and commitment towards ensuring a Lagos State, free from all forms of Sexual and Gender Based Violence.
Executive Secretary, Titilola Vivour- Adeniyi at the adorning ceremony thanked the Honourable members of the House for the opportunity to adorn them with purple ribbons which symbolizes and depicts domestic violence awareness.
“This event is symbolic and in commemoration of the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness Month which has been designated for the month of September in keeping up with the statutory mandate of heightening awareness and ensuring residents of Lagos are appropriately informed about the issues of SGBV, penalties when flouted and most importantly inform of support services that exist that they can take advantage of.
“We use this medium to however solicit for the your continuous support in ensuring that the relevant criminal laws on Sexual and Gender Based Violence are passed and implemented till we rid our dear State of all forms of abuse and SGBV.” Vivour-Adeniyi said.