The Women’s Rights and Health Project (WRAHP), in partnership with the Canada Fund For Local Initiative, continued its Community Legal Clinic in the Alimosho Local Government Area.
The latest of the event was held in Alimosho Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, and sought to provide legal aid to members of the community, with emphasis on Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
The clinic provides a forum for community people to connect with pro bono attorneys and get legal representation, guidance, and counseling on topics such as SGBV, Human Rights, Lagos State Child Rights Law, Disability Law, and Domestic Violence Law.
According to Precious Eberechukwu, Ireti Resource Center Manager, the clinic enabled community people to contact with pro bono attorneys and get legal advice on a variety of topics, including SGBV Human Rights, Child Rights Law, Disability Law, and Domestic Violence Law.
Bose Ironsi, WRAHP’s Executive Director, emphasized the need of providing survivors with information on their legal rights. She stressed the need of addressing SGBV via community institutions such as craftsmen, market women and men, and religious leaders.
As part of WRAHP’s commitment to eradicating SGBV, the project will be implemented in all six Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in Alimosho.
Ironsi emphasized WRAHP’s objective as a recognized non-profit organization that promotes women’s and community health via information exchange, capacity development, and advocacy.
During the occasion, legal practitioners Abdulwahab Bakare, Tunrayo Falafel, and Cynthia Ibe taught community leaders about Lagos State’s laws governing People With Disabilities (PWD), domestic violence, and child rights.
Alhaji Salaudeen Mukaila, representing the Council of Imam Alimosho, praised the clinic and expressed plans to educate members about the issues discussed at the clinic.
Mrs. Yemisi Rawas, a community member, considered the program useful for creating awareness about reporting abuses and living a healthy communal life.
WRAHP invited the media to join their battle against the culture of silence on sexual and gender-based violence, underlining the importance of community legal clinics in assisting persons in obtaining justice.
The event, which has held in about three LCDAS in Alimosho LGA, is an important step towards strengthening communities and breaking down obstacles to justice for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence.