“RAPEWALk”:MARCH 8,2016. CELEBRATING SUVIVORS, ENDING THE SILENCE.

To mark International Women’s Day2016,Partnership for Justice/Mirabel Centre in collaboration with the Lagos State Domestic Violence and Sexual Response Team (DVSRT) and the Motherhood Magazine is honoured to invite you as a key partner to “A walk to Celebrate Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault in Lagos State”

The walk is scheduled to hold as follows:

Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Time: 9am prompt

Rout: E-Learning Centre, Opposite CSS Bookshop
By Broad Street through Marina and back to E-Learning Centre.

The aim of the rape walk with the theme “Celebrating survivors,Ending the Silence” is to celebrate survivors who despite challenges have broken the silence about this menace thereby encouraging others to speak out. The walk will also create awareness on high incidents of rape, protective measures and available support services to citizens of Lagos State.

Broad Street through Marina on the Lagos Islandwas strategically chosen as the meeting point as this will enable us to create awareness among different sectors of the community who use the motor park including workers, bus drivers, okada riders, etc.

The walk is organized in collaboration with the following partners:

1. Lagos State Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Response Team (DVSART)
2. Motherhood magazine
3. Lagos State Gender Advocacy Team (LASGAT)
4. LASUTH
5. Ministry of Justice
6. Office of the Public Defender
7. Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation
8. The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Social Development
9. Ministry of Health
10. Medical personnel
11. WG8 on violence against women.
12. Working group of 6
13. Counselors
14. Victims/survivors
15. NGOs
16. Community monitors
17. Electronic and print media

T-shirt and other materials will be distributed between 8am-8.30am.

Please kindly confirm availability with the undersigned on 08125152683 or through e- mail on partners@pjnigeria.org on or before Friday 26thFebruary, 2016.

We thank you as you create time from your busy schedule to be part of this event and we look forward to seeing you.

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