Between September 2021 and July 2022, 4,860 cases of sexual and gender-based violence were recorded in the state.
The Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency of Lagos State (DSVA), on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, urged the male sex to participate in household chores, for the sake of the family.
According to the media, the executive secretary of the DSVA, Mrs. Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, gave advice at the Katangowa market, during a plea against sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), tagged: “Men Wey Sabi “.
Speaking on the sidelines of the event, she said the campaign followed the state government’s resolve to rid Lagos of crimes of sexual and gender-based violence in its entirety, through information campaigns and ongoing awareness plans that cut across different layers of society.
“Some women died because they didn’t cook for their spouse, and some women are victimized because it looks like they don’t do household chores. Today we hire men; men will cook men will do housework men will change diapers basically roles that have been specifically assigned to female roles.
“What we’re saying is it doesn’t make you any less of a man if you’re involved in household chores for the family. What we’re saying is if you’re a ‘wey sabi man’ you should be involved because it’s partnership, ‘marriage is partnership,’” Vivour-Adeniyi said.
According to her, it is opportune to change the social construction by breaking gender stereotypes that directly or indirectly further aggravate the crime of sexual and gender-based violence.
She indicated that between September 2021 and July 2022, there was a record 4,860 cases of SGBV, with notice of a slight decrease in May and June.
General Babaloja, Alhaja Abiodun Kosoko and General Iyaloja, Mrs. Funmilayo Alabi George of Agbado Oke-Odo LCDA expressed their gratitude to the state government for bringing the initiative to market.
Kosoko said the problem associated with sexual and gender-based violence is that some people don’t want the issue exposed if it happens. During the Katangowa market campaign, selected adult men performed on-site tasks socially attributed to women, such as changing diapers and cooking.
The sun reports that winners and other event attendees went home with gifts and consolation prizes.