Lagos DSVA, Oshodi-Isolo Market Women Inspires Inclusion on IWD Market Fiesta

Inspiring Inclusion, critical for Ending Sexual and Gender Based Violence  in commemoration of the International Women’s Day, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency DSVA organized a Market fiesta wherein over 160 Market women at the Oshodi Isolo market were purposefully engaged on Friday 8th of March, 2024. The Executive Secretary DSVA, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi in her opening remark commended Eko Women for their resilience, grit, and tenacity, despite the numerous challenges that plague them in the society.  She added that the campaign theme for the year “Inspire inclusion ” spoke volumes of the need to re-order the present-day structure as women have passed through cultural biases, political imbalances, discrimination, and stereotypes but never given up their dreams and aspirations. Still, in her meeting objective, Vivour-Adeniyi assured the women that the Agency’s commitment to ensuring Justice to cases remains germane.  During the event, Mrs Tope Ademola of the Alternative Dispute Resolution gave an overview of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) to the women and cascaded the holistic and essential services provided by the State Government, at no cost for survivors. She encouraged the women to speak up if and when SGBV occurs in their communities as they are mandated reporters whilst reiterating the utmost confidentiality is guaranteed. She noted that the toll-free line was available 24/7 and calls could be made in indigenous languages, including the Yoruba language. 

 

Adejoke Ladenegan-Oginni

LAGOS DSVA

9/3/2024

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