Lagos State guv, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has authorized the facility of the Lagos State Domestic and s3xual Violence Fund to among other things, offer empowerment created particularly for survivors of domestic violence.
This was simple as the state has begun to tape-record on the typical 100 brand-new cases monthly.
The state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, divulged this at a press instruction, which he attended to on Tuesday in Lagos, stating the Fund would, even more, enhance the existing empowerment programs collaborated by the Ministry of Women Affairs.
According to Kazeem, the fund will also supply instant monetary help to high danger victims throughout their mission for justice either by offering transport, empowerment customized to moving or other type of monetary allowance where essential, including that the fund would also be offered to carry out assistance techniques with a view to increasing the capability of responder companies.
The Attorney-General, who is the head of Lagos State Domestic and s3xual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), stated the state federal government was not relenting in its battle versus s3xual and domestic violence.
According to him, the Agency had dealt with 852 cases in between January 2017 till date, stating this remained in plain contrast to the overall variety of cases managed in 2015 which was 450.
” This year, we have managed 564 Domestic Violence cases, 60 defilement cases, 30 Rape cases, 11 Attempted Rape, 123 Child Neglect and Child abuse cases and 84 other cases. We have actually begun to see typically 100 brand-new cases monthly,” he stated.
Speaking, even more, Kazeem stated the patterns from the information exposed a boost in guys stepping forward to report cases of Domestic Violence, divulging that this year an overall of 55 guys stepped forward to report in contrast to 14 guys that reported in 2015.
” This year an overall of 55 males stepped forward to report. This remains in contrast to 14 males that reported in 2015. The information exposed that most of sexual attack cases were committed in the afternoons, throughout the weekday. The information also reveals that 95 percent of criminals of s3xual Violence is known to the victims.
” This has actually demanded the have to start sensitization projects for moms and dads on parenting abilities and child abuse avoidance ideas along with training for kids on Child’s Rights, Child Abuse, security and the best ways to maintain proof.
” Under the year of evaluation, we have experienced a boost in reporting from Agege, Ikorodu, and Oshodi. We have also seen a boost in reporting of cases, through telephone and walk ins from other states, primarily from Ogun, Osun and the eastern part of the nation.
” The Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership, Office of the Public Defender and the Directorate of Citizens’ Rights supplied totally free legal help to the bulk of survivors of the domestic violence/s3xual attack cases, varying from judicial separation, divorce, custody of kids, mediation and settlement.
” 250 of the cases were reported to the Police, whilst the Directorate of Citizens’ Rights and Office of the Public Defender assisted in the execution of Memorandum of Undertaking in 350 of those cases,” Kazeem specified