Lagos DSVA Conducts A One Day Engagement Of Artisans/CDC & CDA Members On SGBV

Riding on the slogan SGBV;  “NOT IN MY LAGOS!!!”, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency has continued it’s Community  advocacy as it engaged artisans and CDC/CDA members on the 23rd January, 2024. 

The program which had over 150 participants in attendance was done in partnership with the Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation as well as the Chairmen of all the Local Governments. 

The Executive Secretary of the Lagos DSVA, Mrs. Titilola Vivour Adeniyi represented by the Head of Community engagement unit welcomed the participants and appreciated them for coming.

 He encouraged them to actively play their role in preventing and responding to incidents of  sexual and gender based violence that occurs in their communities as they are major stakeholders in the society and he assured them that the State government remains unrelenting in the zero- tolerance stance against the SGBV and ensuring Justice take it’s course. 

The Executive Director, Centre for Women’s Health in Nigeria, Mrs. Atinuke Odukoya took the first discourse which was the overview of Sexual and Gender Based Violence where she explained the various forms of abuse and the need for them to be mandated reporters in their respective communities and place of work and also assured that reporting cases was mandatory

The Executive Secretary, Mrs. Titilola Vivour Adeniyi took the second discourse which was on the relevant laws on SGBV. The Protection against domestic violence law, 2015, the relevant provisions in the Criminal law of lagos state, 2015 as well as the Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency Law were considered. Spoke on the infringements of the Offences as well as the punishment for each of the Offences.

Mrs. Tumininu Oni took the last discourse which was, exploring existing state structures. Where she explained the holistic approach to eradicating sexual and gender based violence in the state. She encouraged participants to report any form of abuse through the toll-free number – 08000333333 of the Agency. 

From the feedback received from the participants, the program was successful and the participants filled a feedback form from the agency to get their response about the program… It’s an interesting programme with superb lectures given, it will change 70% of us that attend the programme characters, kudos to Lagos State, Lagos is working.

Adejoke Ladenegan-Oginni

Head Public Affairs

Lagos DSVA

24/1/2024

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