DV Sensitization Programme 2020

16 Days Activism is:”ORANGE THE WORLD: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect”

Project Alert’s 16 Days Activism activities & dates are as follows:

1. Launching of Social Media video on Sexual & Gender-Based Violence, SGBV on WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25th

2. Launching of SGBV Support Services Referral Lists Booklets in Sokoto & Lagos on THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26th

3. 16 Letters to SGBV survivors from November 25th -December 10th, 2020

4. Organizing of Community Outreaches in Lagos & Sokoto.

5. Radio programmes on SGBV and the role of community groups and associations.

1. Launching of Spotlight Social Media Videos.

To mark the commencement of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, 2020, and the International Day on Violence Against Women on Wednesday November 25th, Project Alert on Violence Against Women, launched two social media videos on domestic and sexual violence. The videos titled COMMUNITY and OOPS, are aimed at creating awareness on various forms of violence against women and girls, calling for community involvement in eradicating sexual and gender-based violence; and providing information on where survivors and their families/friends can see help.

2. Launching of SGBV Support Services Referral List Booklets. 

On Thursday November 26th, Project Alert, an implementing partner of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative Project, launched SGBV Support Services Referral Booklets in Lagos and Sokoto states. The booklets contain information on various SGBV service providers - government and non-governmental. It states the various services each of the providers render and contact information on the service providers. In Lagos, the Referral List was presented to the public by the Senior Special Adviser to the Lagoa State Governor on Women Affairs, Mrs Funmi Adegoke; while that of Somoto was presented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Women And Children Affairs, Hajia Aisha Mohammed Dantsoho


3. 16 Letters to SGBV Survivors from November 25th – December 10th, 2020 

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4. Organising of Community Outreaches in Lagos & Sokoto 

Community outreaches to various Local Government Areas, LGAs in both Lagos and Sokoto, took place during the 16 Days. The local governments include Yaba, Ikorodu, Alimosho, Lagos Island, Yaba, Kosofe, Ikeja, Surulere, Oshodi-Isolo and Agege in Lagos state. In Sokoto, they included Sokoto North, Binji, Bodinga, Denge-Shuni, Goronyo and Isa. Below are pictures


5. Radio Programmes on SGBV and the Role of Community Groups (also write in bold and italics)

Leaders of the male and female Community Surveillance Teams set up in 15 LGAs across the two states – Lagos and Sokoto, participated in love phone-in radio programmes aimed at sensitising the public on the prevalence of SGBV in communities and what the surveillance teams are doing to combat the problem.

6. Launching of book report on SGBV and COVID19 - A Pandemic within a Pandemic (bold abs italics also).

In commemoration of the the International Human Rights Day, 2020, which marks the end of the 16 Days of Activism, Project Alert with support from Open Society Institute for West Africa, OSIWA launched a report on SGBV during COVID19. The report, titled A PANDEMIC WITHIN A PANDEMIC: Gender-Based Violence & COVID19 in Nigeria”. The report was launched by the Coordinator of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team of Lagos, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi. Present also were the South West Zonal Coordinator NAPTIP, Mr Ganiu Aganran and the representative of the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs