Lagos DSVA takes intergenerational Conversations to Ikorodu

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) has organized a One-day Intergenerational  Conversation on triggers of violence in the homes in Ikorodu

Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi,  Executive Secretary DSVA, in her  welcome said the theme – “Because You Have Experience It, Don’t Become It”,  was specifically curated to address reoccurring issues which contribute to triggers for violence in the home. 

She also told the gathering that marriages requires amongst others, mutual respect, understanding,  communication, respected boundaries and cooperations and partnership to achieve peace which were the Key take-aways from the event. 

Vivour-Adeniyi who was represented by the Head Public Affairs Department,  Mrs. AdeJoke Ladenegan- Oginni stressed that the event which was first held during the Domestic and Sexual Violence 

Awareness Month gave a platform to leverage on and to further amplify the message of the  Intergenerational Conversation on triggers of violence in the home. 

The Chairman Ikorodu Local government,  Hon. Adesina Wasiu Ayodeji who was represented by the Secretary to the Local Government,  Hon.  Afinnih Abdullateef during his goodwill message thanked the State Goverment and the Agency for organizing the event in Ikorodu,  He said all forms of abuse affects victims psychologically or emotionally as this could trigger mental disability or suicide

He called on parents to pay more attention to their children and wards and urged residents to report cases whoever the situation arises

The Collaborating partner with DSVA for the event, 

VCARE for Development Foundation;  said through the one of the team, Ms.  Kemi Babatunde while delivering the good will message encouraged the Ikorodu residents to take ample opportunity of the DSVA services by reporting cases timely.  She said the eradication of triggers in the home would result in a peaceful home and safer society. 

According Dr. Olive Oluwagbemileke, Head- Clinical Pschology department,  data gathered by the Agency  revealed that third-party interference, lack of communication, lack of sexual satisfaction, financial dependency, unrealistic expectations, and infidelity have been identified as triggers contributing to domestic violence and intimate partner violence.

“These conflicts usually results to violence in homes bearing in mind that the family is the first unit if socialization, to tackle violence in the society we must find ways to resolve conflicts in the home front because if not curbed it eventually leads to violence in the society at large”

She said the objectives were to highlight the significance of Intergenerational Conversations on triggers of violence in the home particularly between inlaws and or other extended family  members of the family by fostering understanding, promoting effective communication, and sharing valuable insights that 

create more harmonious and fulfilling family dynamics”. 

At the event, panelists were drawn from the different Age Groups and generations to

participate in the symposium amongst who were,  Mrs. Omoyemi Folarin,  Mr. James Odey,  Mr.  Taiwo Amusa,  Mr. Nathaniel Ayodeji,  Ms. Zipporah Atoyebi and Mrs. Olive Oluwagbemileke as Moderator

Mrs Oluwakemi Bello gave an overview of SGBV and the services available at the Lagos DSVA that residents can access free of charge.  She told participants to call the toll-free line 08000-333-333 or visit the Novel House office at Plot 3, Otunba Jobi Fele Way,  Alausa Ikeja to report cases. 

Adejoke Ladenegan- Oginni

LAGOS DSVA

2/12/2023.

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