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Domestic Violence: 340 Husbands Beaten By Their Wives In One Year – Lagos Govt

Vivour-Adeniyi disclosed that 340 male reported incidences of domestic violence perpetrated against them…

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The Lagos State Government, through the Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA), has reported that at least 340 husbands were beaten by their wives in the last year.

VerseNews reports that the Executive Secretary of DSVA, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, disclosed this in quarterly reports, expressing concern over the trend and stating that the agency is currently handling the cases to find an amicable resolution.

She said the incidence of reporting of domestic violence from males also increased during the last year.

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Vivour-Adeniyi disclosed that 340 male reported incidences of domestic violence perpetrated against them by their wives between September 2022 and July 2023

She expressed worries over the trend, saying the agency “is currently handling the cases to find an amicable resolution.

Additionally, the state government has commenced monitoring and assessment across the six education districts to ensure the implementation of the Executive Order on Safeguarding and Child Protection in schools.

According to Vivour-Adeniyi, the monitoring exercise which began on October 31, 2023, at the Lagos City College, Sabo-Yaba had so far engaged over 200 schools in Education Districts 4 and 5, while over 90 schools have been visited to ascertain and measure compliance in those districts.

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The monitoring exercise aims to measure compliance and identify areas for improvement.

“On-the-spot assessments were conducted at the schools to confirm the practical implementation of the policy and identify strengths and areas for improvement,” she stated.

“The ultimate aim of the monitoring exercise is to ascertain the level of adoption and implementation of the Executive Order across all Six Education Districts in Lagos State,” Vivour-Adeniyi.

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