Lagos tasks men with chores – The Sun Nigeria

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The Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency of Lagos State (DSVA) on Wednesday urged the male sex to participate in household chores, for the sake of the family.

The Executive Secretary, DSVA, Ms. Lola Vivour-Adeniyi, gave the advice to the Katangowa market, during a plea against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), tagged: “Men Wey Sabi”.

“Some women died because they didn’t cook for their spouses, some women are victimized because it looks like they don’t do household chores.

“Today, we hire men; men will cook; the men will do the housework; men will change diapers; essentially roles that were specifically assigned to female roles.

“What we’re saying is that it doesn’t make you any less of a man if you’re involved in family chores.

“What we’re saying is if you’re a ‘wey sabi man,’ you should be involved because it’s partnership, ‘marriage is partnership,'” Vivour-Adeniyi said.

She said the campaign follows the state government’s resolve to rid Lagos of sexual and gender-based violence crimes in its entirety, through information campaigns and an ongoing outreach plan that cuts across different layers of society.

According to her, it is opportune to change the social construction by breaking gender stereotypes that directly or indirectly further aggravate the crime of sexual and gender-based violence.

She said that in the past year – from September 2021 to July 2022 – there had been a record 4,860 cases of SGBV, with notice of a slight decrease in May and June.

General Babaloja, Alhaja Abiodun kosoko and General Iyaloja, Mrs. Funmilayo Alabi George of Agbado Okeodo LCDA expressed their gratitude to the state government for taking the initiative of the market festival.

Kosoko said the problem associated with sexual and gender-based violence is that some people don’t want the issue exposed, if it happens.

During the Katangowa market campaign, selected adult men performed on-site tasks socially attributed to women, such as changing diapers and cooking.

The winners and other participants walked away with various gifts and consolation prizes. (NOPE)

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