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Lagos Govt Opens Shelter For Domestic, Sex-ual Vio-lence Survivors | READ DETAILS


Lagos Govt Opens Shelter For Domestic, Sex-ual Vio-lence Survivors | READ DETAILS

A shelter called “Eko Haven” has been opened by the Lagos State Government strictly for survivors of domestic, Se-xual and Gender-Based vio-lence.

The Eko Haven shelter was opened on Sunday by the state government through the Domestic and S-exual Vio-lence Agency, (DSVA) in Lagos state.

Speaking at the opening, the Executive Secretary of the Agency, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, revealed that the shelter located in the Ikorodu axis of Lagos, has a 30-bed space capacity to provide immediate shelter services to high-risk survivors of domestic violence.



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“The establishment of Eko Haven is in keeping with the DSVA’s statutory mandate of establishing shelters across all Divisions of the State. With this intervention, it is our hope that survivors in abusive relationships would find the courage to break the culture of silence, speak up and speak out with the assurance that help is just a call away”.

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“Asides from providing accommodation, health, psychosocial support as well as livelihood support would also be integrated and made available for survivors through Eko Haven.

“Our compassionate staff would offer comprehensive support to help survivors address their trauma through empowerment activities, personal and legal advocacy and in-house psychosocial support. The shelter is hosted at a confidential location with on-site security precautions and a gated entry” Vivour- Adeniyi said.

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She encouraged victims or survivors of domestic violence to; “Please reach out to us on 08000 333 333 or at our office located at Nobel House, Plot A, Otunba Jobi Fele Way, Central Business District. Alausa.”

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