Friday, July 12, 2013
Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) now in Lagos
"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.