Domestic Violence is not only harmful to you, the mother, it can be very damaging for your children and may have long term effects on them. Children who witness domestic violence grow up in an environment that is unpredictable, filled with tension and anxiety and dominated by fear and this can lead to significant emotional and psychological trauma.
Domestic Violence is unhealthy for any child, woman or man and is a battle, we all need to fight together.
If you live in Lagos, Nigeria and are experiencing domestic violence or abuse or you know someone else who is at risk or in danger, here are some organisations that you can go to for help –
Project Alert on Violence Against Women
17/21 Akinsanya Street off Isheri Road,
Office of the Public Defender
Lagos State Ministry of Justice,
2/8 Iyun Street (Barracks Bus-stop),
By National Stadium.
Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs
Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa-Ikeja,
Child Abuse Help Lines: 08085753932, 08102678442
Media Concern Initiative
15A Bolodeoku Crescent, Dideolu Estate,
By Sweet Sensation, Ijaiye Road,
Tel: 01-8944915, 08058208164
The Sexual Assault Referral Centre,
Department of Family Medicine,
Lagos State University Teaching Hospital,
Ikeja-Lagos Tel: 08056268573
Women Empowerment and Legal Aid
25, Adekunle Fajuyi Way,
GRA Ikeja, Lagos.
08021063232, 08120799122, 08058143602