According to data released by the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) for the first quarter of the year 2021, no fewer than 194 men were assaulted by their women.
The figure trumps the number of cases reported by men between January 2020- June 2020, which stood at 108 cases.
According to the report made available by the Coordinator of the team, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, 77% of the adults were married, 11% single, 7% widowed and divorced, while 5% were co-habiting.
Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, “Patriarchy is an enemy of everybody because it keeps people in silence. From a young age, males are not allowed to express themselves when they are experiencing trauma, and that lingers on to adulthood.
“When a man is experiencing violence, even his fellow men mock him, and such a person will not be able to speak up. With the data, we are seeing, we are confident that when men are aware, they can report these incidents.
“They will be treated with empathy and professionalism and they can be encouraged to speak up and report,” Mrs. Vivour-Adeniyi said.
Alimosho (200 cases), Ikeja (124 cases), Kosofe (123 cases), Ikorodu (115 cases) and Oshodi-Isolo (95 cases) are the local governments in the State with the highest numbers.