By Samuel Oamen
The Lagos State Ministry of Girls Affairs in collaboration with the United Nations Inhabitants fund (UNFPA) have sensitised college students on sexual, gender-based violence.
At a workshop for scholar leaders in 9 out of the fifteen increased establishments within the state, Commissioner of Girls Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs. Cecilia Bolaji Dada, stated: “Main perpetrators of the evil acts are youths and college students. We’re working to eradicate each type of sexual and gender-based violence.
“Sexual and gender primarily based violence is a social menace, which tertiary Establishments should assist as citadels grooming the pivotal technology, to curb gender stereotyping, discriminatory practices and unequal gender relations.
“It additionally brings to fore, the necessity to eradicate express or acts of bodily violence, bullying verbal or sexual harassment, nonconsensual touching, sexual coercion and assault, and rape simply to say a couple of.
“Noteworthy that burdens like these, are borne extra by women, with such results culminating typically to low the conceit of survivors, bodily accidents, bodily and psychological well being sicknesses, undesirable pregnancies, in addition to suicidal behaviours and even demise.”
“It’s clear thus, that sexual and gender-based violence is a significant systemic barrier to girls growth, thereby limiting their contributions to financial progress.
“In lieu of this, the Lagos State Authorities has enacted legal guidelines and insurance policies such because the Lagos State Home Violence Legislation, which stipulates a jail time period of 25 years, for any rapist and perpetrators of all types of intimate companion violence.”