In a bid to end doemstic and sexual violence in Lagos State, the Executive Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed legislation transforming the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT unit into an agency.
The unit which was known to tackle the menace of sexual and domestic violence in the State will now be headed by an Executive Secretary, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi who was heading the DSVRT unit before the transformation.
The DSVRT legislation provides for the establishment of the Sexual Offenders’ Register that would help the State efficiently tackle violations in the communities.
After signing the law, Sanwo-Olu said: “Raising awareness about domestic and sexual violence is an important piece of working to end the cycle of violence. It is important to reiterate the State Government’s zero-tolerance to all forms of sexual and gender-based violence. We will not rest on our oars until the menace is reduced to the barest minimum in Lagos.”
The Governor and members of the State’s cabinet wore attire with purple shades to support the campaign against sexual violence during the signing of the law.
The signing of the law coincided with the commemorative month dedicated to raising awareness on gender-based violence in the State.