A non-governmental organisation; Centre For Women Health and Information, on Thursday revealed that Oyo State tops the ladder on domestic violence, while use of diabolical means among pupils is rampant in Ogun State.
The body, which released outcome of its survey in three states in South West, also hinted that incest is common in Osun State.
The Director of Administration of CEWHIN, Atinuke Odekoya stated this in Abeokuta, on Thursday during a close out / accountability meeting on strengthening access to community-based psychological support for survivors of violence against women and girls.
Adekoya said a project was carried out in the three states with a focus on women and girls which later exposed the extent of gender-based violence in the three selected states.
She lamented that in Ogun State, the issue of gender- based violence within the school setting, especially, the use of diabolical means by secondary school students to obtain sex from either colleagues or teachers was alarming.
According to her, about 100 schools in the three states were studied through their counselors and other stakeholders who extracted information about gender-based violence in the states.
“In Osun, the challenge faced the most was incest, in Ogun, it was the issue of sexual violence among school children using diabolical means and then in Oyo, it was more of domestic violence and incest,” Odekoya said.
On the way forward, Odekoya recommended strong awareness, prevention and response.
She said that the three prompt solution approaches, which are awareness raising sensitisation, prevention and response.”