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Youth Empowerment and Societal Development

Ms. Oluwaseunfunmi Arasi joined us for the September Episode of the WARIF Podcast. Ms. Arasi is a public health expert who mentors young people on reproductive health and gender-based violence. Her work spans community development, research, and evaluation and she is also a master facilitator and trainer. She has her first-degree a Psychology and holds a Master of Public Health in Population and Reproductive Health Education from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. The WARIF Podcast is an educative and interactive...

WARIF wins the 2022 Lodestar Award

On Thursday 22nd September WARIF was announced as the winner of the Lodestar Award at the 2022 Future United Awards. This announcement was made at an exclusive event in New York by GBCHealth. WARIF was given this award for its unique survivor-centered approach to combatting gender-based violence in Nigeria, through the provision of essential services, implementation of educational programs, community-based programs, and advocacy for policy and social change in Nigeria and Africa. This is a proud moment for us at WARIF...

RAPED AND PREGNANT FOR MY DAD

WARIF Survivor Stories Dear Reader, Welcome to the WARIF Survivor Stories Series, a monthly feature, where stories of survivors of rape and sexual violence are shared to motivate and encourage survivors to speak their truth without the fear of judgment or stigmatization and to educate the public on the sheer magnitude of this problem in our society. The Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) is a non-profit organization set up in response to the extremely high incidence of rape, sexual violence, and...

KIDNAPPED, RAPED, AND ESCAPED DEATH

WARIF Survivor Stories Dear Reader, Welcome to the WARIF Survivor Stories Series, a monthly feature, where stories of survivors of rape and sexual violence are shared to motivate and encourage survivors to speak their truth without the fear of judgment or stigmatization and to educate the public on the sheer magnitude of this problem in our society. The Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) is a non-profit organization set up in response to the extremely high incidence of rape, sexual violence, and...

Support a Survivor!

Support a Survivor! Make a difference in the life of a survivor of rape and sexual abuse by supporting them to get adequate care and psychosocial support. It takes N92,000 to ensure that each survivor who visits the WARIF Rape Crisis Centre gets free medical services such as treatment, HIV and pregnancy tests, forensic medical tests, post-exposure drugs, and psycho-social counseling sessions. Support a survivor by donating to the WARIF Rape Crisis Centre. ...

Responding to Rape and Sexual Assault

For the month of August, we spoke to Dr. Aniekan Makanjuola. Dr. Aniekan is a medical doctor and an alumnus of the University of Benin. She joined the Women at risk international Foundation (WARIF) at its inception in 2016, as the head of the clinical service division, and later the center manager of the WARIF Rape Crisis Centre. In her capacity, she has provided medical treatment and forensic examination to survivors of rape and other forms of gender-based violence while ensuring...

Here is Maryam

Dear Reader, Welcome to the WARIF Survivor Stories Series, a monthly feature, where stories of survivors of rape and sexual violence are shared to motivate and encourage survivors to speak their truth without the fear of judgment or stigmatization and to educate the public on the sheer magnitude of this problem in our society. The Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) is a non-profit organization set up in response to the extremely high incidence of rape, sexual violence, and human trafficking...

WARIF and Legit.ng Charity on a mission to support 100 Survivors

We are pleased to announce a 3-month partnership with Legit Charity aimed at making a difference in the lives of 100 survivors of rape and sexual violence. The WARIF Rape Crisis Centre has impacted the lives of over 3000 survivors of rape and sexual violence since its inception. Thanks to donors and partners who support this cause, these services are provided to the survivors free of charge! In its bid to ensure that the WARIF Centre continues to enable survivors to lead...

Here is Angela’s story

Dear Reader, Welcome to the WARIF Survivor Stories Series, a monthly feature, where stories of survivors of rape and sexual violence are shared to motivate and encourage survivors to speak their truth without the fear of judgment or stigmatization and to educate the public on the sheer magnitude of this problem in our society.  The Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) is a non-profit organization set up in response to the extremely high incidence of rape, sexual violence, and human trafficking...

WARIF spoke with the Country Director for Global Citizen, Ms. Maimuna Maibe.

For the Month of May, WARIF spoke with the Country Director for Global Citizen, Ms. Maimuna Maibe. Maimuna is an Environmentalist with triple-bottom-line operations experience specializing in waste management and environmental strategy. As a competent and driven professional with work experience across private and public sectors, Maimuna has robust knowledge of community relations, global sustainability strategy and operations, partnership management and resource recovery. As the Country Director for Global Citizens Nigeria, she is responsible for Global Citizen’s advocacy and campaigning within the...

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