Intergenerational  Conversation

Lagos DSVA HOLDS Intergenerational Conversations in Lagos Island.

Intensifying efforts to curb the menace of Sexual and Domestic Violence in Homes in the State and their relentless commitment to raising awareness against violence towards women and girls, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) has taken its one-day Intergenerational Conversation on triggers of violence in homes to Lagos Island. The enlightenment campaign which was themed ‘Because You Have Experienced It, Don’t Become It.’ had residents and stakeholders in attendance.  Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, the Executive Secretary of DSVA, emphasized the unique importance of the discussion, aiming to bridge the generational gap in understanding the triggers of violence within homes. Represented by the Head of the Public Affairs Department, Mrs. Adejoke Ladenegan-Oginni, Vivour-Adeniyi set the stage for a dialogue focused on fostering understanding and collaboration. This collaborative effort signifies a step forward in fostering understanding and unity across generations in the fight against violence within homes. Mrs. Olayinka Bamidele, the Supervisor for ‘WAPA,’ conveyed a goodwill message, urging all participants to persist in speaking up on issues related to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). She urged parents to also respect the privacy of couples,  allow them to bond together,r and make decisions concerning their homes. She said 3rd- party interference often leads to triggers in the homes.  The collaborative partner for the event, VCARE for Development Foundation, represented by Mr. Peter Fujuno, affirmed their commitment to supporting DSVA in the fight against SGBV. The event showcased a diverse panel representing various age groups and generations. Panelists, including Mrs. Mardiyyah Mumuney Assistant Director of Social Welfare, Mr. Damilare Adewusi – Head of Community Engagement DSVA, Mr. Philip Ukemezia of VCare Development Foundation, Mr. Ganiyu Saheed- Alternative Dispute Resolution Office, Ms. Opemipo Ogunse Programs Officer DSVA, and Ms. Ann Onyechefula Programs Officer DSVA as Moderator highlighted the various triggers and gave opinions for resolutions.  Adejoke Ladenegan-oginni Lagos DSVA 14/12/2023

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Lagos DSVA takes intergenerational Conversations to Apapa

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) in continuation of the sensitization on the 16 Days of Activism against violence against women and girls have taken its One-day Intergenerational  Conversation on triggers of violence in the homes to Apapa under the theme – “Because You Have Experience It, Don’t Become It”,  was specifically curated to address re-occurring issues which contribute to triggers violence in the home.  Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi,  Executive Secretary DSVA, in her welcome  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 for participants at the program.  Vivour-Adeniyi who was represented by the Head Public Affairs Department,  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.  “Coming to Apapa shows our unwavering commitment to take this conversations to all nooks and crannies of the State” she stressed.  The Vice Chairman Apapa Local government,  Hon. Ganiu Ismail who spoke on behalf of the Chairman, while giving his goodwill message thanked the State Goverment and the Agency for organizing the event in Apapa. He highlighted the need for everyone to join the State in eradicating the SGBV menace and to also ensure triggers of violence in the homes become totally eliminated.  Hon. Ismail stressed that all forms of abuse frowned at by the State is on the rise and transcends various age groups and comes with it’s diverse attendants detrimental to the well being if all.  Also at the event and giving her goodwill message,  the Olori of Ijora Kingdom,  Olori Abosede Aromire said women and girls must be protected from all forms of abuse and should endeavour to ensure they dwell harmoniously with their spouse by respecting, and cooperating with them. She said eradication of triggers in the home would result in a peaceful home and safer society and urged participants to encourage others to speak up in the event of the occurrence of abuse as kicking out the menace requires  collective effort  Officer with the VCARE for Development Foundation,  Ms. Kemi Babatunde during the goodwill session said the foundation will continue to partner with the Agency in the fight against SGBV and express readiness to assist in giving the needed support for Survivors in the journey to attaining Justice.  The Panelists and the Moderator, Ann Onyechefula of the  Programs department, DSVA outlined the various forms of 3rd party interference in marriages.  Participants drawn from various sectors in the Apapa Local Government were informed  that data gathered by the Agency  revealed that asides third-party interference, lack of communication, lack of sexual satisfaction, financial dependency, unrealistic expectations, and infidelity have also 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” At the event, panelists were drawn from the different Age Groups and generations to participate in the symposium amongst who were,  Nike Omiwale, Dunni Sowemimo, Miss Tomisin Akinwunmi,  Mr.  John Okafora    Ms.Adetoun Odumbo spoke on the services the Agency render free of charge that can be access,  courtesy of the State Government and also 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 12/12/2023.

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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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