Women's Rights and Health Project (WRAHP) has partnered with IRETI Resource Centre to continue sensitising community members on preventing and responding to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV).
They recently revisited Igando-Ikotun LCDA of Alimosho LGA to sensitize community members through her EU funded Rule of Law & Anti-corruption project.
In a social media post, they responded to a few frequently asked questions:
Alimosho is the largest Local Government Area in Lagos state and in 2020, it recorded an alarming rate of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), especially during the lockdown.
Is your work limited to Alimosho LGA?
No, we are not just limited to Alimosho LGA. Survivors walk into our centre from all areas of Lagos state. We have also worked in 11 states and have a presence in three states (Lagos, Edo and Ebonyi).
How do you tell grassroots communities about your work?
One of the strategic ways we reach grassroots communities is through Town Hall meetings where we sensitive both men and women on SGBV (especially the women, as most SGBV acts are perpetrated against women and girls). We sensitize them about the law and their rights, and provide information on how survivors can access justice(by reporting to Wrahp/IRETI Resource Centre)
How can survivors reach you?
You can walk into our centre at Anisere bus stop, Governor's Road, Ikotun or call us on 07003333111, you can also reach us on our social media handles
@wrahpnigeria (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)