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Nigerian Governors Wives against Gender based Violence (NGWA-GBV)

WARIF is proud to announce its partnership with the Nigerian Governors Wives against Gender based Violence (NGWA-GBV). All 36 First Ladies of the Federation have come together to take a stand against Gender based Violence in Nigeria as a collective group and in their individual states. . Over the next 6 months, WARIF will have the pleasure each week, on Friday evening, of interviewing the First Lady of states from all 6 geo-political zones in the country; Highlighting issues and...

WARIF partners with MAC Viva Glam!

We are excited to announce our recent partnership with MAC Viva Glam! Mac Viva Glam is supporting WARIF to help raise awareness to Gender based Violence during the pandemic, through the “WARIF COVID-19 Response in Rural Communities” Initiative. Our aim is to sensitize individuals and households in rural communities across the country and assist women and girls in these communities who may be trapped at home with their abusers. This will be implemented through door to door visits by community gatekeepers...

WARIF Ambassador – Temi Otedola

We continue the work! I’m honoured and excited to announce my role as the ambassador of @warif_ng 👊🏾🇳🇬 I have been so inspired by the work that they do to fight against sexual violence and the HUGE issue of rape in Nigeria. I continue to make it my mission to condemn gender-based violence in our country. Follow @warif_ng now! . We are very excited for have @temiotedola join us as a WARIF ambassador! Her commitment to addressing the...

She’s working on the frontline of a rape ‘epidemic’ in Nigeria told CNN

⁣“Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive forms of a human rights violation… In Nigeria, it has become a national crisis that needs urgent attention,” Dr. Anita Kemi DaSilva-Ibru (@warif_ng) who’s working on the frontline of a rape ‘epidemic’ in Nigeria told CNN Read more.. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/23/africa/asequals-nigeria-rape-sexual-violence-intl/index.html ...

International Menstrual Hygiene Day

To commemorate the International Menstrual Hygiene Day, WARIF visited 3 rural communities in Lagos State last Saturday to raise awareness about the challenges women and girls face due to menstruation and to donate boxes of feminine hygiene products to young women and girls in the respective communities. . This was made possible with donations from @proctergamble and the collaboration with @ceehope_nigeria. Thank you P&G Nigeria and Cee-Hope Foundation. . #WARIF #WARIFWomen #WarifCovidResponse   ...

Survivor Virtual Group Therapy Sessions:

With the spike in rape cases over the past couple of weeks there has been a heightened sense of anxiety experienced by survivors, as these cases may serve as triggers for survivors still dealing with the effects of their abuse. . Recognising the need for a safe space to share these traumatic events with qualified counsellors, WARIF is now offering our Virtual Group Therapy Session WEEKLY . The next therapy session will hold on Saturday, June 13 at 10am. . To register: https://warifng.org/the-virtual-group-therapy-sign-up-form/ link in bio👆🏽 . Join...

Justice for Uwa

WARIF condemns the rape and murder of 22 year old Vera Uwalia Omozuwa in Edo State by an unknown assailant(s); and the repeated gang rape of 12 year old Jennifer at Limawa quarters, the dutse area in Jigawa State by 11 men. #WARIF #WARIFNOTOLERANCE #Justiceforuwa #Justiceforjennifer   ...

EU/UN Spotlight Initiative

Nigeria has one of the largest populations of youth in the world, comprising of almost 34 million in number. Let’s take the conversation to your universities and campuses. You are our future and your actions and voices matter; Call to Action to ALL University students in Nigeria to attend the Prevention of Campus Sexual Violence Programme; sponsored by the EU/ UN Spotlight Initiative in partnership with WARIF. Deadline Extension to June 26,2020. Change Nigeria’s narrative! No Tolerance to Rape and Sexual Violence. Register Now ...