16 Nov Nigeria: Empowering Women: Lagos Government Addresses 340 Cases of Domestic Incidents in a Year
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Lagos Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) Reports Rise in Male Victims
Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, Executive Secretary of DSVA, shared concerning findings in the agency’s quarterly reports, revealing an increase in domestic violence reports from males. Between September 2022 and July 2023, 340 men reported incidents of violence by their wives. The agency is actively working to resolve these cases amicably.
Addressing the issue, Vivour-Adeniyi expressed concern about the trend and emphasized the agency’s commitment to finding resolutions. In a parallel effort, the Lagos State Government’s Joint Task Force on Safeguarding and Child Protection has initiated monitoring and assessment across the Six Education Districts. The exercise, which began on October 31, 2023, has already engaged over 200 schools in Education Districts 4 and 5, with on-the-spot assessments ensuring practical policy implementation and identifying areas for improvement.