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Sexual Assault: Lagos Sensitizes 5,000 Varsity Students on Prevention

Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) has engaged over 5000 students of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, on sexual assault prevention.

According to the Coordinator of the DSVRT, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, the measure was in line with the mandate of Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, to embark on various sensitization and enlightenment campaigns across the state.

Vivor-Adeniyi said sexual assault prevention drive for higher institutions, organised in partnership with the Pastor Bimbo Odukoya Foundation is aimed at addressing issues of sexual harassment, date rape, safety on campus, the role of a bystander and prevention.

The first drive, she said, kicked off on Wednesday, January 13 which coincided with the orientation session for new students.

“UNILAG students were given tips of how to avoid being victims of sexual assault. They were also informed of how to stay safe in social settings, some of which include making a plan B for emergency exits from a place, protecting their drinks, avoiding clubs or parties that charge men but let women enter and drink for free,” she said.

Manual on sexual assault prevention which encapsulates all the issues raised at the interaction was prepared and distributed to all the approximately 5,000 students present.

 

Source: Vanguard Nigeria

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