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WARIF COVID-19 Volunteer Response

As the cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria and as more organizations, individuals, families and human groups become mandated to implementing social distancing, self-isolation and quarantine, Women at Risk International (WARIF) has become more concerned about the effects these may have on survivors of gender based violence. WARIF launched the Covid-19 Volunteer response program, birthed out of the need to sensitize, and raise on covid-19 and its effect on women and girls quarantined with their abusers in different communities and how they...

2 Day Interactive Stakeholders Workshop on the Prevention of Campus Sexual Violence

Earlier this month, WARIF in partnership with the EU/UN on the Spotlight Initiative commenced with a successful 2 day interactive stakeholders workshop on the *Prevention of Campus Sexual Violence* with the school authorities and students of 3 Tertiary institutions in Lagos State. . In attendance were the Federal College of Education (FEC), Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) and Lagos State University (LASU). . Interactive sessions were held by experienced facilitators from various sectors such as health , education and the law, to educate the...

Generous Donation from the Megalectrics group

WARIF recently received a generous donation from the Megalectrics group as one of the selected charities of the year, celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Megalectrics. We would like to thank the staff and management for the continued support of the organization; this donation will assist tremendously with the WARIF Vision 2020 initiative of impacting 1 million lives in 2020. . In the pictures are Mrs Amira Obi-Okoye, the Director of Sales and Marketing, Megalectrics, our Founder Dr. DaSilva and representatives from...

Guardian Life Magazine

Behind the scenes; Guardian Life Magazine In Celebration of International Women’s Day, The Guardian Life sat with Dr Kemi DaSilva-Ibru, one of many women deliberately impacting positively on other women.⁣ ⁣ Her focus is on putting an end to sexual assault, rape and human trafficking occurring amongst young girls and women across Nigeria. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru is changing the status quo in present-day Nigeria through her organisation WARIF (@warif_ng), the Women at Risk International Foundation.⁣ ⁣ Book your copy of tomorrow’s issue of @guardianlifeng magazine, an...

WARIF was present At the Public Hearing on Sexual Harassment of Students in Tertiary Institutions

At the public hearing on Sexual harassment of students in tertiary institutions in Nigeria held on Monday, 17th February, 2020 at the National Assembly, Abuja. The Bill which is sponsored by the Deputy Senate President – Senator Ovie Omo Agege, is co-sponsored by 106 Senators of the 9th Assembly with an aim to promote and protect ethical standards in tertiary institutions as well as human dignity by providing for: • (1) Protection of students against sexual harassment by educators in tertiary...

WARIF Goes Live with SAP® People Connect 365 to Help Rape Survivors in Nigeria.

Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF) has gone live with the SAP People Connect 365 mobile service from the SAP Digital Interconnect group. Using automated keywords, templates and workflows along with channels such as SMS and e-mail, this cloud-based service allows organizations to connect with employees and others during planned and unplanned disruptions. The WARIF Gatekeepers Project, sponsored by ACT Foundation, is using SAP People Connect 365 to manage communication between Traditional Birth Attendants and key staff that work with the foundation’s...

69% of rape and sexual violence survivors are under the age of 18, WARIF Reveals Data

Women at Risk International Foundation, a non-profit organization which was set up in response to the high incidence of rape and sexual violence in Nigeria has released data exposing the alarming rate of rape and sexual violence incidents especially among minors. The organization seeks to reduce these numbers by using their holistic “WARIF Approach” to tackle these issues through Awareness/Sensitization Programs and Post Incident Care of survivors of gender-based violence. At the WARIF Rape Crisis Centre located at 6, Turton Street, off...