Lagos—In furtherance of its resolve to root out  domestic violence, rape, sexual violence, child abuse, maltreatment and neglect of the state, the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, DSVRT, at the weekend embarked on an engagement initiative with officers of the Army.

The engagement session which held from Tuesday, February 7 to Thursday 9, 2017 featured officers at 9 Division, Nigerian Army Headquarters; 149 Battalion, Ojo; and 174 Battalion, Ikorodu, Odongunyan; with over 100 officers in attendance ranking from Majors to new recruits.

Coordinator of DSVRT, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, said during the session, the philosophy of rape, being an act of violence and not a crime of passion was thoroughly debated and the myth that a woman’s mode of dressing is a determinant factor was debunked with scientific data.

“Furthermore, the various forms of Domestic Violence were discussed and officers were informed about the fact that the Prevention Against Domestic Violence Law 2007 applies to all Nigerians,” she said.

 

 

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