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The Nigerian Stock Exchange Visits WARIF

We received a courtesy visit from the Nigerian Stock Exchange today with a kind donation raised by the employees. We are very thankful for their constant support. During the last holiday, our employees raised funds to support victims of sexual abuse at the @warif_ng center. Orojimi Olumide, Head, Corporate Communications, NSE and Oluyemi Obadare, Information Security, NSE, made the donation on behalf of NSE employees. #Warif #WarifWomen #NsENigeria #NigerianStockExchange #SupportingSurvivors 

Volunteer Orientation Day

We had an amazing WARIF Volunteer Orientation Day as part of the activities geared towards attaining our #WarifVision2020 target this year. 100 volunteers showed up to support WARIF and it’s mission to end gender based violence in our society. Those present were educated on our different initiatives and enlightened on what it takes to be a great volunteer. We are excited to reach our goal of impacting 1 million lives by the end of the year and you too can join us by...

This is Nonso’s Story

This is Nonso’s Story: “At 35 years old, I am glad to be strong enough to share my story. I come from a family of four, with an older sister and very busy parents. You know, money needs to be made. Considering their tight schedules, my mother made sure we always had a nanny. Aunt Lillian is one I could never forget, she took care of my sister and I from birth but when I turned 6, she had to leave....

Dr Kemi DaSilva-Ibru was Awarded the 2019 Her Network Woman of the Year in Advocacy

Our founder Dr Kemi DaSilva-Ibru was awarded the 2019 Her Network Woman of the Year in Advocacy. We applaud @hnwoty for the wonderful platform provided and we are very thankful for the recognition of Dr. DaSilva-Ibru for her unrelenting commitment @warif_ng in eliminating gender based violence in communities across Nigeria. #HerNetwork #HNWOTY2019 #flourish2019 #Warif #WarifWomen #empoweringwomen #SupportingSurvivors #Advocacy #WomanofTheYear ...

WARIF is Listed on Nigeria’s Very First CSR Sustainability Ranking

WARIF is listed on Nigeria’s very first CSR Sustainability ranking of the “Top 50 Brands Making a Difference in Nigeria” . The ranking was collated by TruCSR in partnership with Forbes Africa and is published in the December 2019 – January 2020 edition of Forbes Africa Magazine . We are proud to be on the list and are thankful to both organisations for the recognition. We will continue with our full commitment towards ensuring that all women and girls live in a society that...

The “No Tolerance March”

“The Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) launched the maiden edition of their annual march for the 16 Days of Activism tagged the No Tolerance March to raise awareness for rape and sexual violence. Over 700 men, women and children came out to march and lend their voices against gender based violence”. ...

WARIF hosts a panel at Survivor Summit by EU/UN Spotlight

The EU – UN Global Spotlight Initiative hosted The Survivor Summit highlighting gender based violence in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. In partnership with the UN Women; WARIF convened a panel on “Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Institutions” ; moderated by our founder, Dr Kemi DaSilva-Ibru. Impactful and stirring accounts of abuse were given by women who shared their experiences at university with such admirable resilience. Present at the event was H.E Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the Vice President of the Fed Rep....

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...