Friday, July 12, 2013

Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) now in Lagos

Do you know any victim of sexual violence, who is in need of medical attention in Lagos, please refer the victim to:
"The Mirabel Centre",
Lagos State Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
Tel: 0811 555 4877 or 0818 724 3468 or 01-295 7816.

Partnership for Justice is pleased to inform you that our sexual assault referral centre started providing services to victims of rape and sexual assault today.
The Sexual Assault Referral Centre was set up by an NGO called Partnership for Justice.


The Mirabel Centre, is a safe, friendly and private place that provides holistic and quality services and support to survivors of sexual assault in a compassionate and caring manner, in a way that
respects each individual's specific need and rights to make choices about how to address these needs.

The Mirabel Centre provides the following services
A. Medical examination and treatment for illness and injuries caused by the assault
B. Counselling (face to face and telephone) to help cope with emotional and psychological effects of rape
C. Help reporting to the police
D. Information on the legal system
E. Referral to other agencies for help not provided at the Centre.

All the services at the Centre, including drugs, are provided free.
Doctors and nurses working at the Centre are trained forensic medical examiners and the counselors have undergone training on sexual assault trauma. Confidentiality is a key principle at the Centre.

The Mirabel Centre is located within the premises of the Lagos State
University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, Lagos.
It is open every working day from 8 30am to 5 30pm.

We look forward to collaborating with you all as we work to eliminate gender based violence and provide support to survivors and members of their families.

Please share these numbers with all your friends and networks.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nyc one peeps....

Chizzy said...

I love this! Now victims of sexual assault have somewhere to go to without having to be further victimized and made to feel ashamed by uncaring people e.g the Police.

Anonymous said...

Dts good! Guys beware, conji can land u in kirikiri

chinwe muna said...

This is a good development.

sQo said...

What about men?

Anonymous said...

Thank God for this center. I hope they work effectively.

Alloy Chikezie said...

Wow! That's great news for lagosians especially for sexual assault victims, lagos is working. Eko oni baje O°˚˚˚˚˚°o!!!

Alloy Chikezie said...

Wow! That's great news for lagosians especially for sexual assault victims, lagos is working. Eko oni baje O°˚˚˚˚˚°o!!!

Anonymous said...

Lagos....trailblazing state of life!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank God. Whoever started this, may God bless the person/people

Shepherd said...

Way to go...I hope victims of gender based violence make good use this wonderful opportunity,it takes a lot of confidence to come out though. Best news I've heard about and from Nigeria in a while,you will be shocked at the number of victims dying in silence for fear of stigmatization if they ever come out.

Anonymous said...

Good news!

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Nice one! I can imagine the scowl on the faces of rapists on seeing this.

OLUSOLA OSO said...

A commendable move,a laudable project, sexual assault has witnessed a steady increase in Nigeria,and many of them usually go unreported. The height of it is the increasing rate of fathers sleeping with their daughters. Shameful,abomiinable. Olusola Oso. http://www.olusolaoso.blogspot.com/

Kush Alabi said...

Nice moves #ThumbUp

Jade said...

Its about time.

seno said...

This is nice

Anonymous said...

Owna still dey yab...the people wey rape them nko? Special bullet dey for them?

e bonto said...

Good gesture,I hope d Victims will make use of these free services.

Anonymous said...

Good 4 them!!rape cases is much there...try open more branches in all the S.W States

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Anonymous said...

Its for "all" sexual assault victims both male and female.

Anonymous said...

It's been a long time coming... Good Development!

chiboy chuks said...

Hehehehe!IN THIS ERA... Where ladies rape men!

You guys should stop all these drama...

*WICKED NAIJA WOMEN*

#MamaDolphinTinz!

ibeakwadalam said...

About time.

Aunty Linda, can you have their details permanently on your blog? I know say space dey for a premium but any thing to highlight the level of violence against women in Nigeria is a good thing.

We need more advocacy for women issues, especially violence against women.

lucian doris said...

This is a very good initiative. Kudos to the brains behind this.
Visit my blog luciandos.blogspot.com to read about real life experiences of raped victims.

Anonymous said...

Wat abt the Ladies that sexually harrase Men A̶̲̥̅̊nϑ gang rape dem