Lagos Empowers Survivors of Sexual, Domestic Violence



Lagos Empowers Survivors of Sexual, Domestic Violence
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The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) has organised business entrepreneurship training for survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).

The DSVA Executive Secretary, Mrs Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday in Lagos.

Vivour-Adeniyi said that the training was in collaboration with SME100Africa.

She stated that the training was in fulfilment of one of the promises of the state government to survivors of SGBV.

She added that “the government training is to renew survivors’ confidence and financial independence, following their traumatic experiences, in keeping with Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s THEMES Plus Agenda, particularly gender equality and social inclusion.

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“The training was conducted by professionals for survivors of SGBV who have gone through rigorous assessment process and have shown interest in starting or upscaling their businesses to make them independent.

“It is also to ensure that they are able to stand on their own, thereby minimising the likelihood of returning to the place of abuse.”

According to her, the training covers various businesses across sectors, focusing on financial management, marketing and digital transformation.

She added that the training aimed at nurturing participants for skills in a changing business world.



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