Lagos Trains 190 To Fight Sexual Violence


rapeLagos state moved a notch in its determined efforts to curb sexual and gender-based violence with the training of 190 responders. They are to respond to such cases, showing confidentiality and timeliness. Titilola Vivour-Adenyi, the coordinator of the state's Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), said the Lagos state Government has approved "112" as toll-free emergency lines to be used by the responders in treating cases of rape, defilement, domestic violence, child abuse, neglect maltreatment and other sexual assaults.


“They would also be given details; addresses and telephone numbers of the relevant agencies that would handle their issues, that is, for cases of rape or defilement, they can report such to the Mirabel Centre or the Office of the Public Defender (OPD)”, Vivour-Adeniyi said.




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