With unending cases of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence most of which are unreported, a new book has been released to help survivors of the menace..
The book, Surviving Domestic Violence – In Relation to Laws on Protection in Nigeria, written by Louisa Eikhomun-Agbonkhese, tells the personal story of the writer during her torturous marital experience that lasted three years.
At the presentation of the book held recently in Ikeja, the First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs.
She reiterated that the Lagos State government has zero tolerance for all forms of violence against women.
We must never encourage the culture of silence and we must do everything possible to ensure that women, men and boys are protected from going through the harrowing experience of domestic violence,” she added.
“As a commission, we are concerned that despite the enactment of the Domestic Violence Law of Lagos State, Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act and despite the constitution explicitly providing for the right to dignity, personal security and freedom from inhuman and degrading treatment, cases of gender-based violence continue to escalate.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mary Ayim, explained that SGBV was a special criminal offence, which the Lagos State Command does not take likely, especially when not properly treated
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