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This is Joy’s Story

This is Joy’s Story… My name is Joy and my parents were very excited to give me that name but I should really be called sorrow. I had read and heard about many sexual assault cases but I never paid too much attention to them. I was one of those girls who would brag that I was too smart to be raped. I felt that the girls who got abused were too vulnerable or not sharp enough. Little did I know...

WARIF takes BCC to Kebbi State

As part of our activities for the 16 Days of Activism, the WARIF Outreach Services team recently completed a successful round of sessions of the Boys Conversation Cafe for 100 boys in Kebbi State. . Training of the teachers on Gender based Violence was also a key element and was an integral part of the sessions. . In partnership with the Kebbi State Government, adolescent school boys between the ages of 12 and 16, were educated on the prevailing issues surrounding gender based violence...

WARIF speaks at WIMBIZ 8th Annual Conference

Our founder, Dr Kemi DaSilva Ibru spoke at the Wimbiz 8th Annual Conference on the plenary session – “Silencing the shame”. The session explored how survivors of rape and sexual violence deal with trauma through assistance from organizations like WARIF and also how to overcome social stigmatization and start the journey to recovery. ...

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.