Victims of sexual abuse and assault in Ekiti State have been challenged to speak out and report any case of such to appropriate authorities for prompt government response to their plight.

Governor Kayode Fayemi gave the challenge in Ado-Ekiti while inaugurating the Moremi Clinic to serve as Sexual Assault Referral Centre, SARC, situated at EKSUTH as part of activities marking a 16-day global activism against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Ekiti State.

The governor who described violence against women as the most pervasive human right abuse in the society stressed that government was concerned about the increasing rates of the menace.

Dr Fayemi explained that the idea of the sexual referral centre was to demonstrate government’s commitment to ensure global best practices in the promotion and protection of women and girls rights in the state.

He remarked that the centre would provide free medical and legal support for victims to guarantee justice.

Dr Fayemi said the clinic has the response, medical, counselling, legal, police and community outreach team as its operational structure for effective service delivery to victims.

Earlier, the wife of the governor, Erelu Bisi Fayemi noted that women and the girl-child need special care and attention as against daily assault.

She urged stakeholders to support government drive in the protection and promotion of rights of women and girls to guarantee a better society.

Tope Bamidele


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