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28 Nov 2016

Lagos Launches 16-Day Fight Against S3xual, Gender Violence

The Lagos Government through the State’s Domestic and S3xual Violence Response Team, DSVRT, is partnering with Access Bank to commemorate 16 days of activism to end all forms of violence against women and children.

DSVRT Coordinator, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, in a statement yesterday, said the team, in partnership with the Financial Control and Strategy Group of Access Bank, would be embarking on series of events aimed at educating and equipping the public with necessary information to increase people’s awareness on sexual and gender based violence crimes as well as practical steps to rid the society of the menace.As part of the enlightenment programs, she said there would be a workshop with the theme: “Safeguarding The Rights For A Child,” while a Symposium tagged “It’s On You And I To End Violence Against Women And Children,” would also take place.

She said the workshop would majorly focus on children within the region of primary 3 and 6, saying that this became imperative in view of the recent statistics which revealed that children within this age range were most vulnerable as regards falling prey to sex predators.

Vivour-Adeniyi said over 1,500 children drawn from both public and private schools in Mainland, Eti- Osa and Apapa axis of the state would receive age appropriate sex education, tips on being sensitive about their body parts, and also a critical education on how to detect and avoid the process of grooming which is a process most predators adopt.

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