How 194 men were assaulted by wives within 6 months in Lagos

 

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) on Wednesday said that 194 men were reportedly assaulted by their partners in the past six months.

DSVRT provided the figure in its bi-annual report.

The report made available to journalists in Lagos is from January 2021 to June 2021.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the figure is 44.33 percent higher than the 108 assault cases reported by men from January 2020 to June 2020.

According to the latest report, the DSVRT, from January 2021 to June 2021, attended to 1,329 cases involving adults.

The data showed that 1,125 of the adults, representing 85 percent, were female while 194 (15 percent) were male.

The data revealed that 77 per cent of the adults were married, 11 per cent, single, seven per cent, widowed and divorced while five per cent were cohabiting.

In an interview with NAN, the Coordinator of the DSVRT, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, said that there had been a steady increase in reported cases of gender-based violence on the part of both men and women in the state since 2014.

She, however, said that men had difficulty reporting incidents of assault by their partners largely due to cultural norms.

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