Lagos - Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos
State is set to launch the Domestic Violence Guidelines to encompass the
protocol response by relevant agencies.
This was contained in a statement signed by Mrs Bola Akingbade,
the Deputy Director, Public Relations, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, a copy
of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in
The statement said: "The launch comes up as Lagos joins
the entire world to commemorate the Domestic Violence Awareness Month which is
internationally acknowledged in the month of October.
Also read: May D denies domestic violence accusation
"The launch is scheduled for Oct. 19 at a stakeholders'
forum and is part of the activities lined up by the Lagos State Domestic and
Sexual Violence Response Team in commemoration of the Month.
"The stakeholders’ forum will create an avenue for
survivors of domestic violence to tell their stories as well as address the menace
of domestic violence in the state.
"The commemoration of the Domestic Violence Awareness
Month will be flagged off by street campaigns on Oct. 15 which will
simultaneously take place in Ikeja, Lagos Island, Mushin and Alimosho Local
Other events, the statement said, were training of
Divisional Police Officers, visit to Shelters and Transit homes to interact
with domestic violence survivors and dinner.