More Women Beating Up Husbands, 194 Men Assaulted Since January – Lagos Government

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team has stated it acquired about 194 instances of males who had been allegedly assaulted by their wives up to now six months.

The determine was contained in DSVRT bi-annual report printed on Wednesday.

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The quantity is 44.33 per cent larger than the 108 assault instances reported by males from January 2020 to June 2020.

The report is for January 2021 to June 2021.

According to the most recent report, from January 2021 to June 2021, the DSVRT dealt with as much as 1,329 instances referring to adults.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the info additionally confirmed that 77 per cent of the adults had been married, 11 per cent single, seven per cent widowed and divorced, whereas 5 per cent had been co-habiting.

In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the coordinator of the DSVRT, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, stated that there had been a agency surge in reported instances of gender-based violence on the a part of each women and men within the state since 2014.

She, nonetheless, stated that males had issue reporting incidents of assault by their companions primarily as a consequence of cultural norms.

“Patriarchy is an enemy of everybody because it keeps people in silence. From a young age, males are not allowed to express themselves when they are experiencing trauma, and that lingers on to adulthood.

“When a man is experiencing violence, even his fellow men mock him, and such a person will not be able to speak up. With the data, we are seeing, we are confident that when men are aware, they can report these incidents.

“They will be treated with empathy and professionalism and they can be encouraged to speak up and report,” Mrs Vivour-Adeniyi stated.

The DSVRT report revealed that of the 1,329 adults, 1,236 had been aged between 18 years and 45 years whereas 93 had been 45 years and above.

Further breakdown of the figures reveals that 954 adults reported home violence, 53 reported rape and 29 reported makes an attempt to commit rape and sexual assault.

The report additionally revealed that the highest 5 native authorities areas by which the assaults had been reported are Alimosho (200 instances), Ikeja (124 instances), Kosofe (123 instances), Ikorodu (115 instances) and Oshodi-Isolo (95 instances).

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More Women Beating Up Husbands, 194 Men Assaulted Since January – Lagos Government

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