Monthly Archives: December 2019

How Can I Recognize Child Sexual Abuse?

ASK WARIF The “ASK WARIF” Column is a monthly interactive section that will educate, motivate and encourage as we discuss all issues surrounding gender based violence and share some of our experiences working at the WARIF Rape Crisis Centre. All questions submitted will be answered by our team of experts and qualified personnel which include physicians, counsellors, lawyers, law enforcement and everyday women who have had personal encounters with rape and sexual violence and are willing to share their stories in...

Dr Kemi DaSilva-Ibru was Awarded the 2019 Her Network Woman of the Year in Advocacy

Our founder Dr Kemi DaSilva-Ibru was awarded the 2019 Her Network Woman of the Year in Advocacy. We applaud @hnwoty for the wonderful platform provided and we are very thankful for the recognition of Dr. DaSilva-Ibru for her unrelenting commitment @warif_ng in eliminating gender based violence in communities across Nigeria. #HerNetwork #HNWOTY2019 #flourish2019 #Warif #WarifWomen #empoweringwomen #SupportingSurvivors #Advocacy #WomanofTheYear ...

WARIF is Listed on Nigeria’s Very First CSR Sustainability Ranking

WARIF is listed on Nigeria’s very first CSR Sustainability ranking of the “Top 50 Brands Making a Difference in Nigeria” . The ranking was collated by TruCSR in partnership with Forbes Africa and is published in the December 2019 – January 2020 edition of Forbes Africa Magazine . We are proud to be on the list and are thankful to both organisations for the recognition. We will continue with our full commitment towards ensuring that all women and girls live in a society that...

The “No Tolerance March”

“The Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) launched the maiden edition of their annual march for the 16 Days of Activism tagged the No Tolerance March to raise awareness for rape and sexual violence. Over 700 men, women and children came out to march and lend their voices against gender based violence”. ...

WARIF hosts a panel at Survivor Summit by EU/UN Spotlight

The EU – UN Global Spotlight Initiative hosted The Survivor Summit highlighting gender based violence in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. In partnership with the UN Women; WARIF convened a panel on “Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Institutions” ; moderated by our founder, Dr Kemi DaSilva-Ibru. Impactful and stirring accounts of abuse were given by women who shared their experiences at university with such admirable resilience. Present at the event was H.E Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the Vice President of the Fed Rep....

This is Joy’s Story

This is Joy’s Story… My name is Joy and my parents were very excited to give me that name but I should really be called sorrow. I had read and heard about many sexual assault cases but I never paid too much attention to them. I was one of those girls who would brag that I was too smart to be raped. I felt that the girls who got abused were too vulnerable or not sharp enough. Little did I know...