Ebonyi State Government delegates understudy Lagos DSVA

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency DSVA has received a delegation from the Ebonyi State Government at the Novel House Office in Alausa on Friday the 8th of September,  2023. The aim of the team’s visit was to understudy the  achievements,  programs, structure and workings of the Agency to replicate same  in order to rid Ebonyi of the menace of Sexual and Gender Based Violence  Executive Secretary DSVA,  Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi while welcoming the team lauded the Ebonyi State Government for taking the bull by the horn as SGBV cases have become prevalent in the society,  not only in Lagos but across the globe.  She stressed that the Agency has  thrived with the full support of the State Government, particularly with the political will as demonstrated by  Governor Sanwo-Olu with the introduction of the Themes Plus”  that paved way for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion. The need for coordinated approach and partnership with other responder agencies including the police, NGOs,  the Judiciary and sister Ministries, Departments and Agencies was strongly emphasized as critical for winning the war against SGBV.  The delegation were top officials drawn from the Ebonyi State’s GBV Task force including Ministry of Health,  the Ministry of Justice, National Obstetric Fistula Center, GBV clinic,  Women Affairs and Social Development.  The team lead, Mr. Austin Onwe GENSI Advisor USAID- IHP  TO6 Ebonyi stated that the major aim of the visit was  to learn from the Agency, ask questions and see how the  learnings can be applied  and improve on modalities presently in place in the State.  On behalf of the team, Mrs. Faithvin Nwanchor, Coordinator of the Gender Based Violence (GBV) Taskforce of Ebonyi State thanked the Agency for the impaction from the DSVA team. Joke Ladenegan-Oginni Lagos DSVA 9/9/2023.

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