Lagos State no doubt has proved through its people centred laws and projects, that it has the wellbeing of the most vulnerable people among us, namely: women, girls, persons with disabilities at heart. Many of whom suffer gender based violence in the hands of their caregivers. However, there is room for more.
- Adopting and passing into law the sexual offences bill which is currently before the National Assembly;
- Gathering data to enable the quantification of the economic and non-economic cost of domestic violence in the state to enable budgetary allocation needed to fight the scourge;
- Developing policy guidelines that will ensure zero tolerance for trivializing the offences and letting perpetrators go free;
- Giving legal backing to the week of action against domestic violence as an annual event to be celebrated throughout Lagos.
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