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Day 7 – #OrangeTheWorld

During sexual assaults that involve  penetrative sex, women are exposed to infections as perpetrators do not typically use any forms of contraception such as condoms. This leads to a higher incidence of HIV/AIDS cases. If untested, women run the risk of spreading this infection to others and if untreated, can lead to death. The use of Post- Exposure Prophylaxis (P.E.P) treatment of HIV with the appropriate drugs within 72 hours of the assault reduces the risk of infection.  This treatment is available...

Day 6 – #OrangeTheWorld

The term “Perpetrator” refers to an individual who carries out any violent, harmful or illegal sexual act. These acts include rape and various forms of sexual assault Perpetrators live among us in plain sight; they are everyday “normal” looking individuals who are fathers , uncles , work companions and friends. There is no age , race , social , educational or  ethnic criteria for a perpetrator. Like his ‘survivor’ this individual cuts across all demographics. The time is now. The world is...

Day 5 – #OrangeTheWorld

The emotional and mental consequences of sexual  violence are more long term. Trust issues arise with women experiencing paranoia, depression as well as suicidal thoughts or attempts. They are also prone to post traumatic stress disorder with flashbacks, panic attacks and cases of anxiety which are very common. Survivors need a safe friendly haven where help is available by trusted professionals. The WARIF Centre offers free medical treatment, counselling and social welfare services to all clients. Starting the journey to full recovery. We...

Day 4 – #OrangeTheWorld

The sexual assault of a child, the rape of a young girl or woman results in traumatic consequences. The immediate impact is the physical trauma sustained -the broken bones and injuries sometimes resulting in death; the increased risk of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections like HIV that can result is also a grave concern. You have shown strength and you are courageous! What happened to you does not define you . You are not alone. Share our stories , repost , tag someone...

Day 3 – #OrangeTheWorld

This stigma of sexual abuse by a family member or friend makes it difficult for survivors to speak out about the assault. Survivors young and old are coerced, threatened and made to keep silent by their families. They are shamed and scared into thinking it is their fault and no one will believe them. Share our stories , repost , tag someone and join us in the #orangetheworldwithWARIF campaign as we celebrate the #16DaysOfActivism against Gender Based Violence. #Warif #OrangeTheWorldWithWarif #HearMeToo #OrangeTheWorld #16daysofActivism info@warifng.org| www.warifng.org Facebook: @warifng Twitter: @warif_ng Instagram: @...

Day 2 – #OrangeTheWorld

Perpetrators of sexual violence are often times people closest to the survivor – a husband, father, an uncle or family friend. The assault is usually carried out in safe spaces such a home , school or a neighbour’s house. It can occur at any time of the day. Share our stories , repost , tag someone and join us in the #orangetheworldwithWARIF campaign #Warif #OrangeTheWorldWithWarif #HearMeToo #OrangeTheWorld #16daysofActivism ...

Day 1 – #OrangeTheWorld

Today is the International Day of the Elimination of the Violence Against Women which marks the first day of the  UN 16 Days of Activism  against Gender- Based Violence Campaign. Silence and stigma has allowed violence to be perpetrated against women for far too long. Voices of countless women everywhere experiencing violence and abuse need to be heard...

The WESP Summer School

The WARIF Education School Program; WESP held a Summer School session in July sponsored by USAID through the Pathfinder International Organisation. 400 girls between the ages of 12 – 16 were selected from 4 secondary schools were educated on the signs and prevention of gender based violence ...

The WARIFWalkers

The WARIFWalkers – a group of women and teenagers successfully reach the top of Mount Kilimanjaro on August 26, 2018 in support of the WARIF Educational School Program. Please support WARIF and the WARIFWalkers amazing achievement by donating through the link below. DONATE… ...