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In a bid to ensure that no community is left behind in the fight against Sexual & Gender Based Violence, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team has embarked on a 6 months intensified campaign against all forms of Sexual and Gender Based Violence in Lagos State.

This was disclosed at a training for Media Practioners on Best Practices for Investigating and Reporting Sexual and Gender Based Violence cases.

DSVRT would be embarking on intensive sensitisation campaigns at communities like Fagba, Ajuwon, Surulere, Ikeja, Kosofe, Ikorodu, Iwaya, Epe, Badagry, Onike, Ijanikin, Ojo, Idimu, Lagos Island, Alimosho, Agege. Inner Communities in Badore, Sangotedo, Oke Yaya, Owutu will also not be left out of the intensive campaign. The campaign is targeted to reach an estimated 2 million Lagosians.

The campaign will be conducted through door-to-door canvassing, engagement of children in schools, town hall meetings, market rallies, engagement at religious gatherings, and visitation to salons.

There would also be an extensive media outreach through Billboards, radio and television jingles in English, pidgin and other indigenous languages.

The team will also ensure that relevant details on Domestic Violence prevention are distributed through Local Governments and Marriage Registries to intending couples.

The aim of the 6 months intensive campaign is to drive increased awareness within the populace, improve on coordination of response and more effective prosecution of cases with better witness corroboration, and ultimately a reduction in the number of Sexual and Gender Based Violence cases within the state.
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Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi
Coordinator
Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team

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