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WARIF Launches School Related Sexual and Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Protocol Document

WARIF presented a copy of the newly launched “School Related Sexual and Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response Protocol for Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria” to the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo. This document, created by WARIF, in partnership with the Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative and the Lagos State University charts a path to creating safer spaces for students in tertiary institutions through SRGBV response and prevention as well as outlining proper steps in addressing accountability and punishment for those...

International Women’s day!

Today, 8th March 2021 is International Women’s day! This year at WARIF … we #ChooseToChallengeMen and Boys to Join the Conversation! A true game changer in the tackling the issue of violence against women and girls is to include boys and men in the gender based violence conversation. The WARIF Boys Conversation Cafe is an initiative that seeks to change the existing negative mindset of adolescent boys in secondary schools across the nation about rape and sexual violence. Encouraging them to be protectors...

WARIF in partnership with the African Women Development Fund (AWDF) is raising awareness to rape and sexual violence.

WARIF in partnership with the African Women Development Fund (AWDF) is raising awareness to rape and sexual violence in communities across Lagos State. This initiative aims to address the high incidence of rape and sexual violence in rural communities and as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is emerging, now more than ever, it is important that incidents of domestic and sexual violence are closely monitored and reported. A selected group of trained volunteers sensitised over 10,000 individuals in different communities...

WARIF Held A Review Meeting Session With The Staff and Response Team Members of The Lagos State University (LASU)

WARIF held a review meeting session with the Staff and response team members of the Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo campus on the development of school-related gender based violence (SRGBV) prevention and response, based on the UNESCO guidelines. The session kicked off with our Founder, Dr. Kemi DaSilva’s opening address; which she started off by appreciating the students and response team members for their active support and participation in the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative Program. It was an enlightening event with the response...

Nigerian Governors Wives against Gender based Violence (NGWA-GBV)

WARIF is proud to announce its partnership with the Nigerian Governors Wives against Gender based Violence (NGWA-GBV). All 36 First Ladies of the Federation have come together to take a stand against Gender based Violence in Nigeria as a collective group and in their individual states. . Over the next 6 months, WARIF will have the pleasure each week, on Friday evening, of interviewing the First Lady of states from all 6 geo-political zones in the country; Highlighting issues and...

Bytes and Banter with Kemi Dasilva-Ibru, Founder Women at Risk Foundation (WARIF)

Dr Kemi DaSilva is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a medical back-ground that extends to Public Health. She is a qualified physician with over 15 years’ experience in private practice, where she dedicates her time addressing the needs of expectant mothers and women. Dr. DaSilva also runs a non- profit organization – the Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) that successfully tackles the issues of gender-based violence, rape and trafficking of young girls and women in communities throughout Lagos...

WARIF partners with MAC Viva Glam!

We are excited to announce our recent partnership with MAC Viva Glam! Mac Viva Glam is supporting WARIF to help raise awareness to Gender based Violence during the pandemic, through the “WARIF COVID-19 Response in Rural Communities” Initiative. Our aim is to sensitize individuals and households in rural communities across the country and assist women and girls in these communities who may be trapped at home with their abusers. This will be implemented through door to door visits by community gatekeepers...