The Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation has reaffirmed its stance on adoption of Gender – Budgeting, as part of strategy against all forms of Sexual and Gender-Based violence, across the Lagos Metropolis

Speaking at a forum with the delegation from the International Federation of Women Lawyers ( FIDA) and EU Spotlight Initiative, the Permanent Secretary, MWAPA; Mrs. Oluyemi Kalesanwo, stated that there was need for working synergy with Civil Society Organizations, in order to strengthen various ways of curbing Gender-Based violence, in Lagos State.

She disclosed that the Ministry will not rest on its oars, till it ensures wider reach of women – focused programmmes amongst sensitize stakeholders and various groups , with particular view of eradicating all forms of Sexual and Gender-Based violence across the State.