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Courtesy Visit to the Office of the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP)

WARIF paid a courtesy visit to the office of the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mrs T.K Shitta-Bey at the Ministry of Justice today. This department plays a vital role in the prosecution of alleged sex offenders and ensuring that survivors of rape and sexual violence get justice. WARIF is committed though it’s partnerships and collaborations in providing an environment that is free from rape and sexual violence. ...

WARIF held its First Inter-agency Meeting

WARIF held its first inter-agency meeting recently with stakeholders in the Health, Law Enforcement, Legal and the Public Sector. The meeting was set up to discuss consolidating a seamless relationship between all stakeholders working to address the many issues concerning the prevalence of rape and sexual violence in Nigeria today. Collaborations between all vested stake holders is critical if we are to bring an end to Sexual and Gender based Violence in our society. This meeting was sponsored by @usaid through...

Lola who shares her story of abuse from childhood

Dear Reader, Welcome to the WARIF Survivor Stories Series, a monthly feature, where stories of survivors of rape and sexual violence will be shared to motivate and encourage survivors to speak their truth without the fear of judgement or stigmatization and to educate the public on the sheer magnitude of this problem in our society. This series was launched in response to the positive feedback received by me from survivors following my  cover interview in This Day Style Magazine on the...

The WARIF Law Enforcement Sensitisation Programme on Gender Based Violence Case Management

The WARIF Law Enforcement Sensitisation Programme on Gender Based Violence Case Management is an ongoing initiative targeted towards educating police officers on the proper protocol in attending to survivors of rape and sexual violence as well as gender sensitivity in addressing survivors. These officers are also educated on the services that WARIF provides and how to refer survivors for immediate care. So far we have organised two sensitisation programmes where over 160 police officers from various divisions in Lagos State have...

WARIF Vocational Skills Acquisition Program

The WARIF Skill Acquisition Program held on Monday and Wednesday, 27th & 29th May, 2019 where over 100 students were trained on the following skills; Bead and cake making Makeup and Gele tying Ankara Works & Creation of Fascinators Production of Toiletries Participants learning Soap Making and Disinfectants. The 2 day training program sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the support of Pathfinder International was targeted towards secondary school level girls with the aim of equipping them with various vocational skills...

WARIF has Trained Over 100 Law Enforcement Officers

As part of our activities for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, WARIF has trained over 100 Law Enforcement Officers on how to effectively manage cases of Gender Based Violence with the support of @actfoundation_ The Police Officers were trained on the proper protocols in attending to survivors of rape and sexual violence as well as gender sensitivity in addressing survivors. They were also educated on the services that WARIF offers and how to refer these survivors for immediate care. ...

WARIF Makoko Community Ooutreach Sponsored by @USAID and in Partnership with @slum2school . 

On Saturday, the 23rd of March, we had the first WARIF MAKOKO COMMUNITY OUTREACH sponsored by @usaid and in partnership with @slum2school . The WARIF team participated in the sensitisation of almost 500 youths on the prevalence and effects of rape and sexual violence. They were also taught to refer cases of rape to WARIF where they will be supported with medical care, legal aid, counseling and access to shelters totally FREE of charge. Featured in the third photo are Founder, Slum2school...

WARIF Rolls Out Second Phase of Case Management Training for Law Enforcement Agents

Lagos Nigeria, April – Through its Gatekeepers initiative, and in partnership with ACT Foundation, Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) has successfully conducted the the training and sensitisation of 100 Law Enforcement agents, on the role of the Nigerian Police in the fight against sexual assault in Nigeria. The WARIF Gatekeepers Project is an intervention training programme aimed at addressing the high incidence of rape and sexual violence in rural communities across Nigeria. reinforces the organisation’s commitment to tackle the incidence...

WARIF Team at 10th Anniversary of Breast Cancer Awareness Run tagged #MoreThanARun

The WARIF “No Tolerance” Team ran with Run For A Cure Africa @rfcang at the 10th Anniversary of their annual Breast Cancer Awareness Run tagged #MoreThanARun Our founder Dr Kemi DaSilva-Ibru and Midwife, Oluchi Nwoke-Okoi received medals for being part of the first 300 runners to get to the finish line. 💪🏿 They are featured with the founder of @rfcang, Dr. Ebele Mbanugo ...