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Lagos DSVA Organize “Men Wey Sabi” At Unity Market, Alagbado

Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency has reiterated its efforts to curb Gender-Based Violence  through behavioral mindset programs, sensitizing and training of all relevant stakeholders to infuse the SGBV message whilst moving towards a complete reversal of the menace from the society. Executive Secretary, Mrs.  Titilola Vivour Adeniyi, stated this at the Agency’s awareness programme, tagged: “Man Wey Sabi” at Unity market, Agbado, said the purpose was to address Gender stereotypes in Lagos. She emphasized the collective responsibility to empower women, urging society, leaders, and residents to champion gender equality in their various domain. She said the program shines a light on men’s pivotal roles in ending Domestic and Sexual Violence in a pragmatic manner and promotes partnership in marriages. A lively cooking competition generously sponsored by Power Oil Nigeria Limited showcased culinary skills of the participants. The primary objective is to spread our message in a spirited manner, challenging stereotypes regarding men’s involvement in childcare and the essence of marriage partnership. Prince Abiodun Kosoko the Baba-Oja of Unity market, Agbado appreciated the SanwoOlu administration for ensuring that the society is conducive for both genders to thrive. Adejoke Ladenegan-Oginni Lagos DSVA 21/12/2023

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Lagos DSVA Takes Market Fiesta (Men Wey Sabi) To Ojuwoye Market Mushin.

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency has reaffirmed its dedication to eliminating gender-based violence through it’s initiative Market Fiesta that aims to change people’s behavioural mindsets, educating and training pertinent to  stakeholders and the Public.  Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi,  Executive Secretary said that the program critically aimed at addressing gender stereotypes in Lagos revealed that  statistics through research have shown that these stereotypes  are the resultant causes of Domestic Violence in various homes. She said the Ojuwoye Market in the Mushin neighbourhood of Lagos State was where another edition of the market fiesta known as “MEN WEY SABI,” was held so that the message  could be amplified to the nooks and crannies in Lagos. The Executive Secretary, who was represented by the Head Community Engagement,  Mr. Adewusi Damilare, further emphasized that it was crucial to empower  women to boost development and give them a voice as they also play significant impact in society.  In order to mobilise support for gender equality, she laid credence to the need for collaborations from the public and private sector, elected leaders, and individuals to use their positions, offices, and platforms to amplify the SGBV message.  Adewusi noted that “Market Fiesta” increased awareness of men’s crucial roles in preventing sexual and domestic violence and sustaining marital partnership, while also rallying support for gender equality. He emphasised that the program’s goal was to debunk myths regarding men’s involvement in the kitchen in opposition to gender stereotypes that place women in certain positions and the importance of cooperation in marriage as a vital source of mutual support in households. Five men were picked at random from among market vendors, onlookers, and market visitors to participate in the culinary competition, which was sponsored by Power Oil Nigeria Limited.  Adejoke Ladenegan-oginni Lagos DSVA 13/12/2023

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Lagos DSVA Holds  Market Fiesta At The 2023 Lagos International Trade Fair

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing gender-based violence through initiatives aimed at educating, training relevant stakeholders, and implementing behavioral mindset-changing programs. One of these behavioral mindset-changing programs -Market Fiesta tagged  “MEN WEY SABI” was again organized at the foremost  Nigeria’s Lagos International Trade Fair 2023 at Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan, Lagos Island.  Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi,  Executive Secretary said that the program critically aimed at addressing gender stereotypes in Lagos which statistics have shown to be among the resultant causes of Domestic Violence in various homes. The Executive Secretary, who was represented by Mr. Adewusi Damilare called attention to the need to empower women,  stressing that this required the collaborative effort of all stakeholders to actualize the shared responsibility.  She urged the Public, elected officials, and citizens to use their space,  office, and platform to rally support for Gender Equality.  Adewusi while drumming up support for Gender Equality said “Market Fiesta” raised awareness of men’s critical roles in preventing sexual and domestic abuse and fostering marital partnership. He highlighted that the objective of the program was to dispel myths about men’s participation in the kitchen as against gender-stereotyped roles ascribed to women and the value of teamwork in marriage as a critical mutual support system in homes. The cooking competition sponsored by Power Oil Nigeria Limited had 5 men chosen randomly from among the market men, spectators, and visitors to the trade fair.  Mr. Olalekan Hamed (AG) the winner of the cooking competition acknowledged  governor Sanwo-Olu’s administration’s efforts to create the needed balance for both genders to thrive in the society which he opined would create a safer society and healthier relationships. He expressed gratitude to the organizers for infusing the idea into the 2023 Lagos International Trade Fair.  Other Participants in the competition were  Temitope Gabriel,  Adepegba Solomon,  Sikiru Yusuf and Odebe Hamed.  Adejoke Ladenegan-Oginni Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency 9/11/2023

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Lagos DSVA Organizes “Men Wey Sabi” At Dopemu Aluminium Market

Lagos State through its Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency has reiterated continuous efforts to curb the menace of Gender-Based Violence through behavioral mindset programmes,sensitizing and training of relevant stakeholders as it organized “MEN WEY SABI” at Aluminium Market in Dopemu over the weekend.  The Executive Secretary of Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, Mrs.Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi,  represented by Mr.Adewusi Damilare,  said the purpose was to address Gender stereotypes which is expected to build peaceful homes where mutual love and respect remains sacrosanct in the State. She emphasized the collective responsibility to empower women and urged that society, leaders, and residents should champion fostering gender equality. The program,  she accentuated highlights men’s pivotal roles in ending domestic and sexual violence whilst also promoting partnership in marriages.  “Our primary objective is to spread the message in a spirited manner, challenging stereotypes regarding men’s involvement in childcare and the essence of partnership in marriage” Vivour-Adeniyi affirmed.  The competition sponsored by Power Oil Nigeria Limited showcased culinary skills,  a diaper-changing and doll-dressing competition was aimed to showcase the male gender ability to care for a child hygiene in the absence of their spouse. Mr. Awojobi Tajudeen, the President of the Aluminum  village market appreciated Gov. Sanwo-Olu’s administration for ensuring that the society is conducive for both gender to thrive.  Mr.Atitobi Surajudeen Adedimeji,  winner of the cooking competition  appreciated the agency for bringing the initiative to Dopemu market. Adejoke Ladenegan- Oginni Lagos DSVA 8/11/23

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Lagos DSVA Storm Ikorodu- Sabo Market With “Men Wey Sabi”

Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency has reiterated its efforts to curb the  Gender-Based Violence menace through behavioral mindset programs by sensitizing and training of all relevant stakeholders. The Executive Secretary,  Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency DSVA,  Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi said  the State Government was, in it’s Themes Plus agenda is scaling up advocacy and awareness for Gender inclusion.  The Executive Secretary who was spoke through the  Head- Field Operations – Mrs. Oluwakemi Bello,  stated this at the Agency’s awareness programme, tagged: “Man Wey Sabi” at Sabo market, Ikorodu, said the purpose was to address Gender stereotypes in Lagos. She reiterated that ending the SGBV scourge was a  collective responsibility and  empowering women in the society must be encouraged through illuminating the minds of the men, society, leaders, and residents to see the beauty of championing the gender equality course, for a peaceful society devoid of violence.  The program shines a light on men’s pivotal roles in ending domestic and sexual violence whilst also promoting partnership in marriages.  The Power Oil Nigeria Limited sponsored cooking competition, showcased the culinary skills of the men which the primary objective is to spread Gender equality message in a spirited manner, challenging stereotypes regarding men’s involvement in childcare and the essence of partnership in marriage. Alhaja Muinat Ojulari, the Iyaloja of Sabo market Ikorodu gave kudos to the Sanwo-Olu administration for ensuring that the society is conducive for both gender to thrive. She commended the Agency for the innovative program and assured that the take home was positively encouraging.  At the event,  Mr. Akinshiku Akinwale won the cooking competition and expressed gratitude to the Agency for bringing the initiative to sabo market. Other Participants in the cooking competition were Divine Azubieke,  Emmanuel Adam,  Chukwuma Omei, and Oluwafemi Ajayi while Ade Glo won the Doll Dressing category.  Adejoke Ladenegan-Oginni Lagos DSVA 12/10/2023

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DSVA Engages Men From Various Local Governments

In a bid to stem the tide on growing concerns about the prevalence of Sexual and gender based violence in the State, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency DSVA has engaged men from various Local government and LOcal council development area by organizing a different version of her already existing “It’s On Us” program tagged “MEN WEY SABI” The Executive Secretary DSVA Mrs Lola Vivour-Adeniyi said the indispensable role the Local Government/Local Council Development Area would further create awareness in the nooks and crannies of the State. She said 10 men including Youth Council members, CDC, CDA, Religious leaders, NURTW members and other relevant member of the community were mobilized for the program. She said the objectives of the program was to Educate men on evolving gender roles; Promote positive masculinity among men; to enlighten men on non-violence approach to conflict; and the need to have respect for female gender. She stressed SGBV often takes the form of male perpetration and  women victimization which must be eradicated from the society. The program highlights had men from the LGs and LCDAs in the cooking competition. Joke Ladenegan-Oginni DSVA. 24th October, 2022

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