About 3,850 domestic violence cases were reported in Lagos State between 2016 and last year, Domestic Violence & Sexual Response Team (DSVRT) Coordinator Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi has said.
She said more residents were aware of the scourge and were speaking out against it and seeking help.
She spoke on Sunday at a three-day Nigerian Association of Adventist Lawyers (NAAL) 2019 National Convention with the theme: “Adventist lawyers, impact for influence”.
Delivering a lecture titled: ‘’Domestic violence: causes, management and solutions,’’ Vivour-Adeniyi said the abuse could be psychological, physical, sexual, emotional, verbal or economic/deprivation.
“A recent victimisation survey shows that one in four women will be raped, abused and beaten in their lifetime. In some cases, such violence result in the death of the victims or in most cases leaves the victims traumatised. Read more