Lagos DSVA,  Rolac Organize Capacity Building Workshop For SGBV Lagos Focal Persons / Desk Officers

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) in conjunction with the Rule of Law and Anti-corruption (ROLAC) program has organized a training for SGBV Desk Officers from across the Local Government and Local Council development areas in Lagos State at the Protea Hotels in Ikeja,  Lagos on the 27th of November, 2023. 

 The Executive Secretary, of Lagos DSVA, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi at the event said Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) remains a pervasive and deeply rooted issue globally, 

affecting individuals across age, gender, and socio-economic backgrounds.

She said the Agency  in response to the pressing 

need for a coordinated and effective approach which is part of its  statutory mandate, proposed a comprehensive strategy 

to enhance the capacity of responder agencies in addressing SGBV which informed

  ensuring capacity building for all relevant responder agencies 

across the State.

She stressed that given the above, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency in partnership with the 

Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (ROLAC) organized the capacity of focal persons across the 20 

LGAs and LCDAs to be able to respond to SGBV cases optimally. 

Vivour-Adeniyi told the gathering that the objectives of training will help develop protocols for seamless inter-agency cooperation, including information-sharing and referral mechanisms, will provide responders with in-depth knowledge about the various forms of SGBV, including 

cultural nuances and intersectionality.

She said further that the training would also aid responders on the reporting mechanisms established by Lagos State whilst emphasizing the 

importance of accurate and timely reporting and establishing clear procedures for documenting SGBV cases in alignment with Lagos State 

protocols.

The program with 100 participants availed sessions which included *Understanding relevant laws* by Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi,

*Disability Inclusion in handling SGBV cases* by General Manager *LASODA*,  Mr. Dare Dairo. 

 *Understanding the Gender Roles* by Mr. Damilare Adewusi and *Approaches to SGBV”* by Mrs. I  Tumininu Oni. 

The training is expected to

Strengthen responder competency in addressing Lagos State-specific SGBV challenges, Improve collaboration and communication among responder agencies within the State; 

enhanced utilization of Lagos State legal and reporting frameworks; increased confidence and capability of responders in delivering survivor-centric services.

Adejoke Ladenegan-Oginni

Head,  Lagos DSVA

28/11/2023

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