A new care centre where victims of sexual violence could get immediate medical and psychosocial attention will open in Lagos on Thursday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Yaba, Lagos-based Sexual Assault Referral Centre, is an initiative of Women At Risk International Foundation.
WARIF Chief Executive, Dr Kemi DaSilva-Ibru, an obstetrician, told newsmen on Sunday that the fully-serviced medical suite would provide 24-hour support to victims and survivors of rape and sexual violence.
In addition to clinical and forensic medical services, DaSilva-Ibru said the centre would also provide “long-term therapy to survivors and integrate them successfully back into society’’
“It is our primary social responsibility to ensure that all young girls and women live in a society free of rape and social violence,” said the NGO boss.
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