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Join the “No Tolerance” Campaign!

We appreciate everyone who stands with WARIF to say NO TOLERANCE to rape and sexual violence amongst young girls and women. You too can lend your voice against sexual violence by purchasing a T-shirt and joining the campaign. A T-shirt costs N2500 Pick up from Monday March 18 at the following locations with proof of payment. Yaba – The WARIF Centre, 6, Turton Street, Off Thorburn Avenue, Yaba. Ikeja – Dupes Bakery, 94, Opebi Road, Ikeja. Victoria Island – Angel Hospitality Service, Plot 836 Adetokunbo...

At the Launch of the “Femme” and “Destiny” in Partnership with WARIF.

At the launch of the “Femme” and “Destiny” Exhibitions by Alexis Galleries in partnership with WARIF. The exhibitions showcase the work of female artists who depict interpretations of rape and sexual violence through their paintings, sculptures and mixed media. The exhibitions will close at Alexis Galleries TODAY, Friday, March 15th at 6pm. Please visit with friends and family to support these amazing artists. Alexis Galleries is at 282 Akin Olugbade Street, Off Idowu Martins, Victoria Island, Lagos. ...

WARIF x SAP Solutions – Using Technology to Address Issues of Gender Based Violence.

We are proud of our partnership with SAP Solutions @sap – using technology to address the issues of violence against women in rural areas and transforming lives. The WARIF Gatekeepers Project ; sponsored by @actfoundation_Training 1000 traditional birth attendants in all 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) as first responders against Gender based Violence. ...

WARIF Combats Sexual Violence Through The Education of Young Boys with the Boys Conversation Cafe Initiative

Lagos Nigeria, 21st January – Following the success of the first cycle of its Boys’ Conversation Café (BCC) Initiative, Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), has kicked off the second cycle of this project to educate a wider range of boys in Nigeria about gender based violence and its effects. This project aims to instil the role that boys have to play in the reduction and prevention of rape and sexual violence. Recording the success of the BCC which launched in...

WARIF Partners with UN Women on the Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to End Gender Based Violence in Tertiary Intitutions

The Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) has been awarded a grant by the European Union and UN under the “Spotlight Initiative” to reduce the prevalence of gender-based violence in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative is a global multi-year partnership between the European Union and the United Nations to eliminate all forms of sexual and gender-based violence against women through various implementation programs and partners all over the world. The Initiative represents an unprecedented global effort to invest in gender...

WARIF on the Forbes

WARIF gender base violence activities sighted on the Forbes; In Nigeria, The Rippling Impact of One Text Message Can Save A Woman’s Life.. https://www.forbes.com/sites/sap/2018/12/11/in-nigeria-the-rippling-impact-of-one-text-message-can-save-a-womans-life/#189179872473.. ...

Day 16 – #OrangeTheWorld

Today is Human Rights Day 2018 with the theme “Stand Up For Human Rights” This marks the last day of the UN 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign, #HearMeToo.   Rape and sexual violence against young girls and women is a violation of their fundamental human right to life, liberty, freedom from slavery and torture and from any opinion and expression that continues to  perpetuate the wall of silence that persists. 
The WARIF women at the Women At Risk International...

DAY 15 – #OrangeTheWorld

Because we have accepted to hide the abuse we suffer, because we have decided to be silent through the hurt. Because we don’t speak loud enough or often enough. Because of the fear, the tears and the stares. But no more! It is time to HEAR ME TOO, it is our time to stand up and fight against any abuse or violation of any girl, woman or child. We will no longer sit still and be silent. We will honour ourselves by...