Rivers State Government Releases Hotlines For Immediate Response To Victims Of Sexual Abuse And Other Forms Of Violence

The Rivers State Ministry of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation in response to the increased and alarming statistics of Sexual and gender based violence has set up hotlines and collaborations to fast track immediate response to victims of Sexual abuse and other forms of violence.

A statement issued by the state Commissioner for Social Welfare and Rehabilitation,  Mrs. Inime Aguma on Thursday, said the Ministry is working in collaboration with other organizations to provide Counseling, Medical help, Psychological help, Legal Aid and prosecution of offenders.

COLLABORATIONS INCLUDE:

1.     Doctors without Borders (MSF).
MSF Phone lines.
0903 355 5455
0705 889 0060

2.     International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)
0803 706 6670

3.     MINISTRY OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND REHABILITATION DEDICATED LINES.
0704 041 0523
0704 041 0081.

“Please report gender based violence, sexual abuse, domestic violence and other forms of violence.

“Lets end the culture of silence and ensure our fundamental right to dignity,” the statement said.

 

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