Ondo Govt frowns at rising cases of domestic violence


Recent increase in all forms of Gender Based violence in the society has been strongly condemned by Ondo State Government.

This was part of the statement made by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Gender, Hon Mrs Olamide Falana who expressed her displeasure at the news of a victim of domestic violence in Owo LGA of Ondo State.

She pleaded with victims of domestic violence, either male or female to have the courage to speak about their plight and not die in silence.

Hon Falana assured of the commitment of Ondo State Government to support and protect victims through the establishment of Ondo State Agency Against Gender Based Violence (OSAA-GBV).

OSAA-GBV is the state agency saddled with responsibility of sexual and Gender based violence. The agency which enjoys the full support of the Government of the State is fully functional with a system for prompt response to cases.

In her advice to shun living a life of deception especially on social media, the Governor’s aide urged victims to also reach out to Advocacy Agencies in their vicinity. She described domestic violence as a negative norm which should be discouraged in the formation period of Children.

Similarly, Falana berates the act of cohabitation trending among young ladies as such habit exposes them to emotional and sexual violence. She enjoined teeming youth to notify parents of their movements.

She however noted that the society needs to help victims by shunning blame games that fundamentally silence victims. Everyone has a role to play in ensuring victims confidently express themselves for succour.

The hotline for OSAA-GBV : 080078677273

Adeola Adeniyi
Press Officer
Special Adviser to Gov on Gender