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WARIF Fights Sex Trafficking For International Day of The Girl Child 2019

Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), a non-profit organization launched in response to the high incidence of sexual violence, rape and human trafficking, today joins the World to mark the annual International Day of the Girl Child declared by the United Nations with the theme “Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable” The organization, whose mandate is to tackle issues of sexual violence through sustainable and impactful initiatives in health, education and community service has reinforced its approach by shining a spotlight on...

This is Tolani’s Story

This is Tolani’s Story: We started out as a happy family, it was me, my dad and my mom. It was perfect, until it wasn’t, until he threw us out. I couldn’t understand why – I still don’t know what happened till today but like my mom always says “God knows best” We were on our own for a while till my mom met Mr Francis, a relatively nice guy who showered her with gifts and made all sorts of promises for...

WARIF Educates Police Officers on GBV

As part of our WARIF Police Case Management Sensitization Initiative, our team visited Police Stations in Yaba recently to educate the officers on the proper protocols on addressing survivors of sexual violence. We were fortunate to speak to the officers present and to leave our contact information and posters so survivors who walk in to report cases of sexual assault can contact us immediately. Our goal, with appropriate funding, is to take this Initiative into all police stations in Lagos State and...

This is Carol’s story

This is Carol’s story: “My name is Carol and I am 16 years old. I am in JSS3 and I am getting ready for my Junior WAEC examinations. I am very scared because I had to repeat this class, my best friend has told me not to worry but anytime I see some mathematics questions I start to shiver… My fear for mathematics didn’t start today, I never liked it – in fact I can say I hated it. I didn’t just...

British Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Harriet Thompson at the WARIF Centre.

Today we hosted the British Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Harriet Thompson at the WARIF Centre. We were glad to take the new Deputy High Commissioner on a tour of the centre while highlighting our unique “WARIF Approach” and the impactful initiatives implemented to tackle the issues of Gender Based Violence in Nigeria. . Collaborations are key to changing the narrative and ending the violence in our communities. View this post...

US Consulate Lagos at the WARIF Centre.

Today we hosted representatives of the US Consulate Lagos at the WARIF Centre. Featured with our founder Dr Kemi DaSilva Ibru is the Deputy Public Affairs Secretary, Ms. Jennifer Foltz and the Programs Officer, Mr Ibrahim Aliyu. We were glad to be able to highlight our unique “WARIF Approach” and the impactful initiatives implemented to tackle the issues of Gender Based Violence in Nigeria. Collaborations are key to changing the narrative and ending the violence in our communities.

WARIF Partners US Consulate Lagos for Documentary Film Festival

The US Consulate Lagos held its annual documentary film festival between the 19th and 22nd of August this year. The event brought together different films touching on important topics relevant to both the US and our home country Nigeria. The Women at Risk International Foundation partnered with the US Consulate at this year’s event and led an engaging panel after the movie “I am Jane Doe”. Directed by Mary Mazzio, the film explores the lengths that mothers took to wage a war on a...

American Film Festival Hosted by the US Consulate Lagos in Partnership with WARIF

The American Film Festival hosted by the US Consulate Lagos in partnership with WARIF held a private screening of the documentary “I am Jane Doe” directed by Mary Mazzio. The film highlights the war on sex trafficking in the US by mothers of teenaged daughters sold on the internet website backpage.com and the legal battle that ensued to change existing internet laws that protect third parties like such websites from prosecution. Convening an amazing panel of women which included Ms. Mazzio via...

This is Nkem’s story

This is Nkem’s story: “My father was a very violent man, from as far as I can remember he used to hit my mother. Sometimes for no reason at all, he would just come home screaming and we would run into our rooms. He would always get drunk, whenever he lost a bet, whenever his favorite club Arsenal lost a match and even when it was just a bad day at work. So you can imagine that he came home screaming...