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Ekiti State Government Establishes a State Sexual Assault Referral Centre

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:

  1. Screening and preventive treatment for HIV and sexually transmitted infections

  2. Collection and processing of forensic evidence

  3. Support for legal processes

  4. Providing a medico-legal report

  5. Treatment and care of child victims of sexual abuse

  6. 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.

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