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PREVENTION OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE INITIATIVE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EU-UN SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE

The WARIF prevention of sexual violence initiative in partnership with the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative was a hybrid program with combined online classroom participation by students across institutions in Nigeria and in-person classroom sessions with students from tertiary institutions in Lagos and Abuja. Over 3000 students were reached in Cycle 1 in 2020 with the first ever online classroom on the Prevention of School Related GBV in Nigeria. An additional 3000 more participated in the recently concluded Cycle 2 hybrid program. Implementing in-person...

THE CLOSE OUT SESSIONS OF CYCLE 2 OF THE WARIF PREVENTION OF CAMPUS SEXUAL VIOLENCE PROGRAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EU-UN SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE

The Close out sessions of Cycle 2 of the WARIF Prevention of Campus Sexual Violence Program in partnership with the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative; was recently held in Abuja and Lagos. This was a hybrid program with a combined online classroom participation by students across institutions in Nigeria and in-person classroom sessions with students from tertiary institutions in Lagos and Abuja. Over 3000 students were reached in Cycle 1 in 2020 with the first ever online classroom on the Prevention of School Related...

JOINT EU-UN SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE HELD IN-PERSON CLASSROOM SESSIONS WITH STUDENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE SCHOOL

WARIF in partnership with the Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative held in-person classroom sessions with students and representatives of the School Related Gender based Violence (SRGBV) Response teams in Veritas University, Abuja. The WARIF Prevention of Campus Sexual Violence hybrid program is implemented in tertiary institutions across Nigeria and aims to address school related Gender based Violence with the provision of the first ever online virtual classroom sessions in Nigeria and in person classroom sessions. Over 3000 students participated in-person in the sessions...

WARIF in partnership with the African Women Development Fund (AWDF) is raising awareness to rape and sexual violence.

WARIF in partnership with the African Women Development Fund (AWDF) is raising awareness to rape and sexual violence in communities across Lagos State. This initiative aims to address the high incidence of rape and sexual violence in rural communities and as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is emerging, now more than ever, it is important that incidents of domestic and sexual violence are closely monitored and reported. A selected group of trained volunteers sensitised over 10,000 individuals in different communities...

WARIF Held A Review Meeting Session With The Staff and Response Team Members of The Lagos State University (LASU)

WARIF held a review meeting session with the Staff and response team members of the Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo campus on the development of school-related gender based violence (SRGBV) prevention and response, based on the UNESCO guidelines. The session kicked off with our Founder, Dr. Kemi DaSilva’s opening address; which she started off by appreciating the students and response team members for their active support and participation in the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative Program. It was an enlightening event with the response...

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...

WARIF Ambassador – Temi Otedola

We continue the work! I’m honoured and excited to announce my role as the ambassador of @warif_ng ???? I have been so inspired by the work that they do to fight against sexual violence and the HUGE issue of rape in Nigeria. I continue to make it my mission to condemn gender-based violence in our country. Follow @warif_ng now! . We are very excited for have @temiotedola join us as a WARIF ambassador! Her commitment to addressing the...

She’s working on the frontline of a rape ‘epidemic’ in Nigeria told CNN

⁣“Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive forms of a human rights violation… In Nigeria, it has become a national crisis that needs urgent attention,” Dr. Anita Kemi DaSilva-Ibru (@warif_ng) who’s working on the frontline of a rape ‘epidemic’ in Nigeria told CNN Read more.. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/23/africa/asequals-nigeria-rape-sexual-violence-intl/index.html ...