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WARIF participates in the Global Giving Campaign

Dear Friends of WARIF, According to a UNICEF 2014 report, 1 in 4 girls in Nigeria would have had at least one violent sexual encounter, usually at the hands of a family member, friend, or acquaintance by the time she reaches the age of 18. These sexual attacks and assaults typically take place in spaces considered safe havens, such as their homes and schools. WARIF is committed to improving these dire statistics through impactful initiatives such as the WARIF School Educational Program, designed...

WARIF Launches New ‘Gatekeepers’ Initiative in Partnership with the Act Foundation

With the assistance of a grant from the ACT Foundation, the WARIF’s Gate Keeper’s Initiative is being launched. The initiative aims to address the high incidence of rape and sexual violence in more rural areas across Lagos State through the education and training of Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) to recognize the signs and provide services that assist in the treatment and prevention of Gender Based Violence that occurs frequently in their communities. Traditional Birth Attendants (TBA), also known as traditional midwives...

National Institute of Medical Research ; NIMR partners with WARIF

Official Signing of MoU between the National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) and WARIF – partners in the treatment and prevention of HIV / AIDS cases in women and young girls at risk. In the picture: professor Babatunde Salako DG/CEO of NIMR, On his right Ms. Detutu Ajibodu; Centre Manager and Dr. Anie Makanjuola staff of WARIF Centre. To his left Dr. Agatha David and Dr. Oliver Ezechi of NIMR ...

The Guardian Nigeria visits the WARIF centre

Guardian Media Group is our first media partner and an official visit to the WARIF Centre by the Guardian team took place on Thursday May 11, 2017 We’d like to say a big thank you to @guardiannigeria for visiting the WARIF Centre. We appreciate your support towards the fight against sexual violence ...

The WARIF foundation on April 26th 2017 participated in the OOA Foundation program in Abeokuta.

The WARIF foundation on April 26th 2017 participated in the OOA Foundation ”English as a second language” program which was held in Ibefun, Abeokuta. Age appropriate awareness sessions on Child Abuse, Assault and gender based violence were carried out by highly trained facilitators with vulnerable and orphaned children between the ages of 4-12 years old. Additional sessions highlighting early detection of child abuse and assault were also carried out with the staff of OOA Foundation, caregivers and guardians. We assured them of our...