Shelter For Abused Women, Girls Open In Lagos

By Christiana T. Alabi

Solace has come for abused women and girls in Lagos State and Nigeria at large as a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE) in partnership with Hearts 100 Initiative recently opened a shelter named ‘Hearts of Hope Shelter’ for victims and survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

The shelter will provide temporary accommodation for women and girls at risk or impacted by GBV as well as provide psychosocial support and empowerment for the vulnerable.

Founder of the NGO, Betty Abah, at the commissioning of the shelter yesterday stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a global spike in GBV, including intimate partner violence, physical battery, sexual violence and all sorts of domestic violence.

Source: Daily Trust

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