Women’s Rights and Health Project (WRAHP) and Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) entered into partnership for the implementation of the said project as implementing and supporting partners respectively. The project seeks to reach 90 community members of men, women and youth from different structures in Eti-Osa. It also targets to reach government institutions and media through advocacy, sensitization, capacity building. The project adopts the WRAHP simplified version of the Domestic Violence Law 2007 of Lagos State as a working tool.
The project was focused on community awareness raising intervention to generate community based-response against Domestic and Gender Based Violence in Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos state. The project is titled: Improving Gender Equalities and Strengthening the Legal Rights of Women and Young People to improve the legal empowerment of women and young people against domestic and gender based violence and access to services by survivors in Eti-Osa.
The project has increased awareness and improved knowledge on domestic and gender based violence among (120 men, 114 women, 120 youth, 30 Government representatives and 15 Media houses) in Eti-Osa LGA and 4150 community members sensitized through the community awareness raising with the 5000 simplified Lagos State DV laws. Over 50 community members have been referred to Mirabel Centre and other support legal services (i.e. Human Rights Desk Officers in Divisional Police Stations, Citizen Mediation Centers and the Office of the public defender).