Campaign

Nigerian Governors Wives against Gender based Violence (NGWA-GBV)

WARIF is proud to announce its partnership with the Nigerian Governors Wives against Gender based Violence (NGWA-GBV). All 36 First Ladies of the Federation have come together to take a stand against Gender based Violence in Nigeria as a collective group and in their individual states. . Over the next 6 months, WARIF will have the pleasure each week, on Friday evening, of interviewing the First Lady of states from all 6 geo-political zones in the country; Highlighting issues and...

Justice for Uwa

WARIF condemns the rape and murder of 22 year old Vera Uwalia Omozuwa in Edo State by an unknown assailant(s); and the repeated gang rape of 12 year old Jennifer at Limawa quarters, the dutse area in Jigawa State by 11 men. #WARIF #WARIFNOTOLERANCE #Justiceforuwa #Justiceforjennifer   ...

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...

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...

DAY 14 – #OrangeTheWorld

A major step in the elimination of sexual violence is prevention. Prevention efforts include changing prevailing attitudes and practices that encourage gender inequality;  Education and increasing awareness to the issues that surround gender based violence and making available the necessary infrastructure  and resources to promote  good health care and support for all women. Share our stories, repost, tag someone and join us in the #orangetheworldwithWARIF campaign as we participate in the #16DaysOfActivism against Gender Based Violence. WARIF Centre: 6, Turton Street, Off Thorburn...

Day 13 – #OrangeTheWorld

Feeling safe again after a sexual assault can be one of the most challenging aspects of healing, and is often a struggle for survivors. Facilities for care and support are necessary to help survivors through this time. The WARIF Centre is a safe haven where survivors are helped in a step by step approach through the initial traumatic phase of their experience and the necessary follow-up visits.  Available to all, we provide Medical Care, Psycho Social Counselling, Legal Services  and Access...

Day 12 – #OrangeTheWorld

Our society teaches women to avoid being raped when we should be teaching men not to rape. This encourages the rape culture that is seen. Existing norms and practices need to be broken down by educating our young boys on positive masculinity so they don’t grow up to be perpetrators. Respecting physical boundaries, understanding consent and accepting the rights of women should be embraced by every young boy and man. Let’s have these conversations with our boys, so they become protectors of...