Gov. Sanwo-Olu reiterates commitment to stamp out Rape, Sexual Violence in Lagos

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has reiterated the commitment of his administration to completely stamp out rape and other forms of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in the state.

Speaking during the second community sensitization programme for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Political Groups, Sanwo-Olu noted that various initiatives have been put in place including strengthening of institutions to end the menace in the state.

He said,

“Institutions have been strengthened to respond appropriately, policies have been formulated and introduced in ensuring we provide holistic care and support to survivors, and we are also gradually ending the culture of impunity as evidenced in the convictions secured by the Ministry of Justice. In simple terms, we are indeed walking the talk.”

“The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) has now transformed into the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, as well as the enactment of a law that now supports the Sex Offenders Register.”

“In view of the public health implications as a result of the aftermath of Sexual Violence, the State Government, under the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme has recently launched an Intervention Fund which now ensures survivors of sexual violence are able to access immediate medical attention at all Primary health Centers, General Hospitals and designated private hospitals at no cost,” the Governor said.

Sanwo-Olu further disclosed the state government has launched an Intervention Fund which now ensures survivors of sexual violence are able to access immediate medical attention at all Primary health Centers, General Hospitals and designated private hospitals at no cost.



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