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Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team DSVRT would be organising the first ever all male walk(s) campaigns which would take place simultaneously on the same day (8th September, 2016) in Ikeja and Festac. The organisation that is fully supported by the Lagos State Government are aiming to engage and interact with the public, create awareness about the provisions of the relevant Laws and the steps people can take in getting help and justice. We also want to make a statement in loud terms that Men Condemn Sexual and Gender Based Violence.





Important Information about the Walk



The Walk would kick off from under bridge in Ikeja, at 9:00am, participants are expected to arrive at Governor’s Office, Lagos House, Ikeja around 11:00am. The date for the walk is Thursday, 8th of September, 2016. The walk would be flagged off jointly by the Sole Administrator and House of Assembly and participants would be received by His Excellency.



The Walk would witness, Market men, officers of the National Union Road Transport Workers, National Youth Service Corp members, students from the various higher institutions, artisans, captains of industry, representatives of faith-based organisations like BelieversCompanion.com, Local Government officials, Public officials, parliamentarians, teachers, counsellors, social workers, health practitioners, all joining their voice, as men, speaking against and condemning Rape, Domestic Violence, Child abuse, Maltreatment and Neglect. This is the first of its kind in Nigeria, and we are looking forward to the positive impact this movement would have on our society.

One Day Symposium On the Role of Men in ending Sexual and Gender Based Violence 

Our target is to through this medium, involve major male stakeholders in the society to proffer practical solutions and opinions on how men can play a more active role in tackling Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in the society.

In attendance would be artisans, market men and women, National Union Road Transport Workers, Faith Based Organisations, Civil Society Organisations, artisans, counsellors, teachers, students who are drawn from higher institutions, social workers and police officers just to name a few. The venue is Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos Island, on the 15th September 2016 from 9:00am- 1:00pm.



The outcomes and recommendations of the Symposium would be used to shape our subsequent sensitization and awareness campaigns, follow up actions and more importantly, propose policies which we hope would ultimately reduce the occurrence of these incidents in the first place.

An Event for Children: Our children must not be left out during this Month of activities. Consequently, we would be having an event tagged, "Children leaders of today... Protecting their future". We would have children drawn from both public and private schools. They would be engaged on their rights, treated to a time of fun. The event is slated for Monday, 26th of September, 2016 at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, the Secretariat, Alausa. 

Expression of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Through Art/Commendation Night:

The climax of the month of activities would be an evening of arts, expressing SGBV through arts. The event hosted by His Excellency, with a participation of key players and influencers in the society who have helped in the fight against SGBV issues in Lagos State. 

Some of the activities include Drama, Poetry, Art Exhibitions and a documentary, all showcasing the multi-faceted impact SGBV has on the victims, the society and even the economy, and also innovative ways of tackling the issue. 

Similar to last year, certain deserving individuals, and private institutions would be commended by His Excellency in recognition of their outstanding commitment in the fight against SGBV.

Am sure you don't want to miss this wonderful event starting Thursday, September 8, 2016. See you there!



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