About Warif

Who We Are

Women at Risk International Foundation,  (WARIF) is a non-profit organization founded in 2016 by Dr. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru MD; MPH in response to the high incidence of sexual assault, rape and human trafficking occurring amongst young girls and women across Nigeria.

The Foundation was established to raise awareness and address the prevalence of this problem through the “WARIF Approach”- a unique holistic method of tackling Gender Based Violence through the development and implementation of a series of initiatives, targeting both the intervention/treatment of these affected women, as well as providing preventive measures in education and community service to reduce the high incidence.

The foundation seeks to re-dress the adverse effects seen as a result of Gender Based Violence both immediate with health and psychosocial risks to survivors such as new cases of HIV/AIDS and unwanted pregnancies, as well as in the long-term societal problems that subsequently occur such as higher incidence of illiteracy and the adverse impact on girl learning and the social development of a nation.


About Dr. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru

Visionary / Founder

Anita Kemi Dasilva is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a medical back-ground that extends to Public Health. A qualified and experienced specialist since 2002, Dr. Dasilva has worked in Lagos in  private  practice ad has dedicated her time to working closely with  non-government organizations  and  related agencies in addressing the prevailing issues of gender based violence, rape and trafficking of young girls and women in communities throughout Lagos, by offering free medical support and counselling.

Our Vision

To build a society free of rape and sexual violence.

Our Mission

WARIF aims to raise global awareness and advocate against the growing prevalence of gender based violence, sexual abuse, rape and human trafficking amongst women and girls of all ages in Nigeria.

Our Intervention Logic

Our overarching objective will be achieved through the implementation of a series of effective, target -oriented interventions, preventive initiatives and advocacy campaigns, designed and carried out by the foundation.

Intervention with care and treatment is offered at WARIF Centres. These are Sexual Assault Rehabilitation Centre (SARCs) established in key locations across the county. Preventive initiatives are through the development and facilitation of training and school educational programs and advocacy campaigns.