Lagos State pledges to curb gender-based violence

News - by RadioNow / Jul. 21st, 2021

The Lagos State Government has reiterated its efforts to curb Gender-Based Violence (GBV) through sensitisation and training of community leaders, social workers and other stakeholders.

It said that marriage registrars at the 57 local councils and local council development areas (LCDA) in Lagos State and students union leaders in all the tertiary institutions had also been trained on how to respond to cases of GBV.

This was disclosed at a one-day high level policy engagement on multispectral action plan on ending violence against women and girls organised by Women Advocates Research and Documentation (WARDC) on Monday.

Head, Domestic Violence Unit, Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Lagos State, Olorunfemi Oluwatoyin, representing the commissioner of the ministry, noted that prompt responses are given to the daily reports the ministry receives on GV and the shelter for survivors is at the verge of completion.

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