Ambode leads walk against domestic violence, backs 25-year jail term for rapists, others
Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has backed the 25 years jail term prescribed for rapists and perpetrators of all forms of domestic violence, saying that the time has come to take more aggressive steps to put a stop to the menace.
“I evolved from being a timid woman who endured domestic abuse to an assertive woman” – Olubunmi Ajai Layode
Olubunmi Ajai Layode (Jopa's daughter), is a campaigner against domestic violence (DV), she also fights for the emancipation of women from the shackles placed on them by harmful cultures and traditions. She is a blogger and founder of GREENLANDS HAVEN FOUNDATION, a NGO that helps victims of domestic violence with emergency shelter and financial empowerment…
‘Men, women are victims of domestic violence, but men are always silent about It’
Take it or leave it, the menace of domestic violence affects both men and women depending on who is stronger and is always bashing the other his or her partner. But in the African setting, domestic violence is always attributed to the man, who is often seen as the dispenser of violence to the wife…
Domestic violence: Like Nature's Gentle Touch, it’s time to speak up
I got an invitation to a walk against domestic violence recently. Being that I have always stood against this vice, I was very happy to find out that others were as irritated as myself by the evil of domestic violence.
The scourge of domestic violence
In both rich and poor nations democracies and dictatorships, domestic violence is clearly making the headlines across the globe. In Nigeria, for instance, news media headlines include: Judge sentences man to death for killing wife,....
Tonto Dikeh Talks About Domestic Violence, Her Foundation And Suing Churchill
Nollywood actress, singer and philanthropist Tonto Dikeh, in an interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on Rubbin' Minds, opened up about her foundation, the backlash that followed her breakup and domestic violence dispute with her husband Churchill Olakunle, and her upcoming projects. When asked if she had any regrets on the interviews she gave and making her…
Is domestic violence a norm in Nigeria?
The Lagos State Government has been campaigning that domestic abuse is a social vice while encouraging victims to speak up and witnesses to support government’s efforts to rid the society of it.
Lagos records 852 domestic violence cases in nine months
The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) has revealed that between January and September 2017, a total of 852 cases of domestic violence and related cases were recorded in the state.