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Brenda’s Story | WARIF

Brenda is a WARIF Survivor whose touching story highlights the hurt and shame endured by women and girls who are being sexually harassed and abused all over our nation today. Women who are silenced by the fear, shame and stigma of their abuse. At WARIF we are committed to breaking down the wall of silence … by creating a safe haven at the WARIF Centre where all women can receive FREE medical care, counselling, shelter and legal aid; with educating and...

WARIF celebrates 1year anniversary

It’s has been an incredible 12 months of advocating against Gender Based Violence and addressing the high incidence of rape and sexual abuse in our communities. With your help we have launched and implemented impactful initiatives such as the WARIF Centre, The WARIF Educational School Programme and the WARIF Gatekeepers Initiative in partnership with the Act Foundation. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors, partners, media friends, volunteers and friends of WARIF . Thank you so very much! We appreciate each and every...

WARIF participates in the Global Giving Campaign

Dear Friends of WARIF, According to a UNICEF 2014 report, 1 in 4 girls in Nigeria would have had at least one violent sexual encounter, usually at the hands of a family member, friend, or acquaintance by the time she reaches the age of 18. These sexual attacks and assaults typically take place in spaces considered safe havens, such as their homes and schools. WARIF is committed to improving these dire statistics through impactful initiatives such as the WARIF School Educational Program, designed...

WARIF Launches New ‘Gatekeepers’ Initiative in Partnership with the Act Foundation

With the assistance of a grant from the ACT Foundation, the WARIF’s Gate Keeper’s Initiative is being launched. The initiative aims to address the high incidence of rape and sexual violence in more rural areas across Lagos State through the education and training of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) to recognize the signs and provide services that assist in the treatment and prevention of Gender Based Violence that occurs frequently in their communities. Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA), also known as traditional midwives...