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Nigeria > Lagos > Yaba - Ebutemetta - by Panti Police Station > 2014-02-14 > 08:00 am

About The Event

An advocacy and awareness walk to enable the community be aware of the ills of domestic violence and challenge the State to enforce stricter measures in justice for survivors of gender based violence.

About The Organization

ACTS Generation

ACTS Generation is a not for profit organisation that works with women and the girl-child who have been traumatised or marginalised especially in the areas of domestic violence and abuse through advocacy, rehabilitation, restoration, and educative /financial empowerment. We assist in restoring them and enable them to fend for themselves thereby restoring their self-esteem and self-worth - through empowerment (vocational and life skills),

About The Organizer

Laila St. Matthew-Daniel

Laila St. Matthew-Daniel is a Transformation Strategist and Life Coach/Writer/Speaker. She is also the Visionary/Executive Director of the NGO ACTS Generation based in Lagos Nigeria. She has a passion for hurting people, especially women and the at-risk child and uses her qualitification and skills for intervention and rehabilitation. She believes that only when a woman is given her right to exist can she be able to contribute positively to the family and society at large. She organises seminars/workshops to empower women (and men) on ways to avoid and handle conflict within the home and also what effects abuse has on children even into adulthood. She also spearheads the move for the Govt to enact stricter laws on abusers and also pass laws that would protect women in a 'fragile state'. She collaborates with the Lagos State Women Affairs' Ministry in solution based interventions. She directs the activities of ACTS Generation to collaborate with other grass-roots CSO's, where domestic violence is also prevalent, to inform them on their rights as women and the justice system available for them. Women are empowered, also with vocational skills in being self sufficient which in turn would command the respect that could be of assistance in maintaining their independence. In some instances, we assist in university student funding for females to keep them from towing the line of selective prostituting of themselves. She offers counselling/therapy where required with other professionals so as to make the Woman or Victim a total person.

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