DSVA unites Stakeholders  as the World commemorates 16 days of Activism. 

The International Day For the Elimination of Violence against Women which ushers in the 16 days of activism with the theme, Unite- Invest to Prevent Violence against Women & Girls is another opportunity to amplify our voices and raise awareness about issues of Sexual and Gender Based Violence which continue to remain pervasive in our society.

According to the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, Mrs Titilola Vivour Adeniyi,  Several activities have been curated to heighten awareness about the eradication of violence against Women and children. 

She said these activities which include Inter Generational Conversations and town hall meetings at Badagry, Ikeja, Apapa, Lagos Island Local Government Areas.  An Advocacy walk tagged Women Arise, would also take place in Epe Local Government Area 

These events would feature participants- stakeholders from different strata of society.

“As part of our statutory mandate, we would also be embarking on various trainings and capacity building initatives, including training of Judges and Magistrates on  best practices for adjudicating Sexual and Gender Based Violence cases, training of Desk Officers drawn from the 20 local government areas as well as  sensitization and enlightenment campaigns for children. 

It would be recalled that last year the Agency showcased 16 ways Governor SanwoOlu was ensuring that the menace of SGBV and all its attendants is eradicated from our dear State. 

 This year, we would also recognize 16 outstanding women who  have distinguished themselves in the quest to eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls. 

Residents of Lagos are encouraged to join the 16 days of activism by being active bystanders, believe survivors , seeing themselves as Mandated Reporters, if they see something they have a duty to say something and do something.

Adejoke Ladenegan-oginni

Lagos DSVA

25/11/2023

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