The Ekiti State Government has made another move against the rape culture by establishing a State Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC). This Centre would serve as a one-stop, survivor-oriented initiative that prioritises the rights and needs of survivors of sexual violence in the state, among other services.
These other services include:
- Screening and preventive treatment for HIV and sexually transmitted infections
Collection and processing of forensic evidence
Support for legal processes
Providing a medico-legal report
Treatment and care of child victims of sexual abuse
Counselling and psycho-social support.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi and the First Lady, Bisi Fayemi are fulfilling their promises in eradicating the rape culture in the state through the Ekiti State Gender-Based Violence Law Management Committee, a body which is chaired by the First Lady herself.
UPDATE: The Government of Ekiti State has established the State Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) to serve as a free, one-stop, survivor-centred initiative that prioritises the rights and needs of survivors of sexual violence. #StateOfEmergencyGBV #SayNoToSexualViolence pic.twitter.com/0PM4Y0xNAm
— Government of Ekiti State (@ekitistategov) June 23, 2020