Sunday, 27 November 2016

New sexual assault referral centre to open in Lagos

A new care centre where victims of sexual violence could get immediate medical and psychosocial attention will open in Lagos on Thursday.

Yaba, Lagos-based Sexual Assault Referral Centre is an initiative of Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF), an NGO.

WARIF Chief Executive, Dr Kemi DaSilva-Ibru, an obstetrician, told newsmen on Sunday that the fully-serviced medical suite would provide 24-hour support to victims and survivors of rape and sexual violence.

In addition to clinical and forensic medical services, DaSilva-Ibru said that the centre would also provide “long-term therapy to survivors and integrate them successfully back into society’’