Lagos DSVA Takes 16 Days of Activism campaign to the NYSC Orientation Camp.

The Lagos State Domestic and  Sexual  Violence Agency  (DSVA) has continued to heighten it’s 16 Days of Activism campaign with the DSVA sensitization Team Visit to the NYSC Orientation  Camp, Iyana—Ipaja, Lagos. Executive Secretary DSVA Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi said the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) campaign held at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp aimed to raise awareness and educate corp members on the prevalence and consequences of SGBV. Vivour-Adeniyi who was represented by the Head- Fields Operation Mrs Oluwakemi Bello said the initiative sought to empower members of the youth corp with the knowledge and tools to prevent and address instances of SGBV within the camp community. Mrs. Oluwakemi Bello, the Head of Field Operations at the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency sensitized corp members on the prevalence of SGBV.  During her session, she stated that gender-based violence is an act directed at an individual based on his/her gender. She revealed that the State has declared zero tolerance to all forms of sexual and gender-based violence. Adding that ignorance can never be an excuse in the court of law, hence anyone found guilty of the act, would face the full wrath of the Law.  She stressed that ending the menace requires input from all and sundry. She also emphasized on the need for corp members to take up the role of a mandated reporter, thereby ensuring that perpetrators are held accountable and survivors get adequate support services that they need.  Mrs. Daniel, the Lecture coordinator while receiving the DSVA team expressed gratitude to the State Government for extending the campaign to the Camp. She noted that sensitizing the Youth Corps members would be beneficial knowledge both while they are within the Camp and for future engagements.  Also at the event Ms. Ann Onyechefula, the Programs officer, revealed that the youngest survivor of sexual violence between August 2022 and September 2023 is an 11 months old baby. She called on Corp members to report cases as this is the first step in ensuring perpetrators are brought to book, enable the survivor get justice and would reduce the scourge of SGBV She also disclosed that reports can be made through the agency’s toll free number 08000 333 333, social media @lagosdsva or visit the Novel House office at plot 3, otunba Jobi Fele way, Alausa-Ikeja physically to report cases . Pamphlets and other SGBV information materials, were distributed to corp members to be more informed on SGBV. Adejoke Ladenegan-Oginni Lagos DSVA 11/12/2023

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