Lagos begins 16 days activism to tackle sexual, gender-based violence | The Guardian Nigeria News


The Lagos State Government through its Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency on Friday began ”16 Days of Activism” to rid the state of the menace of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV).

The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), Mrs Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, kicked off the campaign in Ikeja.

She said that there was the need to tackle SGBV that individuals and communities faced, with a resultant impact, which in most cases was devastating to the victims.

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on Nov. 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs till Dec. 10, the Human Rights Day.

Viviour-Adeniyi said that the campaign would x-ray 16 pivotal ways to ameliorate and address the grappling issues of SGBV that individuals and communities are faced with, a resultant impact which in most cases is devastating to the good.

She said that each of the…

Source: Guardian Newspaper