Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency has reiterated its efforts to curb the Gender-Based Violence menace through behavioral mindset programs by sensitizing and training of all relevant stakeholders.
The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency DSVA, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi said the State Government was, in it’s Themes Plus agenda is scaling up advocacy and awareness for Gender inclusion.
The Executive Secretary who was spoke through the
Head- Field Operations – Mrs. Oluwakemi Bello,
stated this at the Agency’s awareness programme, tagged: “Man Wey Sabi” at Sabo market, Ikorodu, said the purpose was to address Gender stereotypes in Lagos.
She reiterated that ending the SGBV scourge was a collective responsibility and empowering women in the society must be encouraged through illuminating the minds of the men, society, leaders, and residents
to see the beauty of championing the gender equality course, for a peaceful society devoid of violence.
The program shines a light on men’s pivotal roles in ending domestic and sexual violence whilst also promoting partnership in marriages.
The Power Oil Nigeria Limited sponsored cooking competition,
showcased the culinary skills of the men which the primary objective is to spread Gender equality message in a spirited manner, challenging stereotypes regarding men’s involvement in childcare and the essence of partnership in marriage.
Alhaja Muinat Ojulari, the Iyaloja of Sabo market Ikorodu gave kudos to the Sanwo-Olu administration for ensuring that the society is conducive for both gender to thrive. She commended the Agency for the innovative program and assured that the take home was positively encouraging.
At the event, Mr. Akinshiku Akinwale won the cooking competition and expressed gratitude to the Agency for bringing the initiative to sabo market.
Other Participants in the cooking competition were Divine Azubieke, Emmanuel Adam, Chukwuma Omei, and Oluwafemi Ajayi while Ade Glo won the Doll Dressing