LAGOS STATE DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE TRUST FUND
Survivors of Domestic and sexual violence may suffer from financial strains just as devastating as their physical injuries and emotional trauma.
The financial difficulties may emanate from unpaid medical bills, and inability to work caused by injury. Even more pressing is the fact that financial stress often leaves survivors stuck in abusive relationships because their partners are often the breadwinners of the home and they do not have any source of income to take care of themselves and / their children on their own.
The Lagos State Government under the aegis of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) pioneered a DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE TRUST FUND in order to provide financial assistance to victims and their families. And while no amount of money can erase the trauma and grief victims suffer, this aid can be crucial in the aftermath of abuse. By paying for care that helps restore victims’ physical and mental health, and by replacing lost income for victims who cannot work and for families where the breadwinner is an abuser, the Trust Fund assists survivors in direct ways.