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WARIF and Legit.ng Charity on a mission to support 100 Survivors

We are pleased to announce a 3-month partnership with Legit Charity aimed at making a difference in the lives of 100 survivors of rape and sexual violence. The WARIF Rape Crisis Centre has impacted the lives of over 3000 survivors of rape and sexual violence since its inception. Thanks to donors and partners who support this cause, these services are provided to the survivors free of charge! In its bid to ensure that the WARIF Centre continues to enable survivors to lead...

WARIF spoke with the Country Director for Global Citizen, Ms. Maimuna Maibe.

For the Month of May, WARIF spoke with the Country Director for Global Citizen, Ms. Maimuna Maibe. Maimuna is an Environmentalist with triple-bottom-line operations experience specializing in waste management and environmental strategy. As a competent and driven professional with work experience across private and public sectors, Maimuna has robust knowledge of community relations, global sustainability strategy and operations, partnership management and resource recovery. As the Country Director for Global Citizens Nigeria, she is responsible for Global Citizen’s advocacy and campaigning within the...

WARIF Educational Program, Sponsored by Cummins Trained Senior Secondary School girls of Oregun High School

WARIF Educational Program, sponsored by @cummins trained senior secondary school girls of Oregun High School on the issues of sexual violence; teaching them practical ways through which they can protect themselves and speak up in cases where there is an occurrence of rape or sexual assault. “I learnt that perpetrators of rape and sexual assault are everywhere and in most times are people close to us. This program has taught me to be more vigilant and careful of the company I...

Money Brides

Money Brides share the story of how they have endured horrific acts of sexual abuse and are deprived of education, financial empowerment, and freedom. As young girls, they are sold or exchanged in place of debt into marriages from birth or childhood. WARIF visits Obanliku LGA in Cross River to address this age-old custom of “The Money Bride” and how it relates to sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). https://youtu.be/Yoi8fXGY9qs ...

The 3rd Annual WARIF No Tolerance March 2021

The 2021 WARIF No Tolerance March was held on Saturday Dec 04 across 5 continents in 5 cities! LAGOS LONDON NEW YORK SYDNEY BANGKOK It was a tremendous success thanks to you and your support! We are committed to transforming the gender land scape in Nigeria – insisting on policy change and adoption of better and more cohesive laws to protect women and girls; providing the care and essential services needed by survivors; implementing impactful educational and community based initiatives towards ending the violence against women and...

WARIF No Tolerance March across 4 Continents!!

It’s time for the 3rd Annual WARIF No Tolerance March across 4 continents!! The WARIF “NO TOLERANCE” advocacy campaign was launched in 2019  in response to the national crisis of gender based violence prevalent in our communities across Nigeria. As part of our various activities in celebrating the 2021 global UN 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, recognised every year, the 3rd WARIF No Tolerance March will be held in four cities! On: Saturday; DECEMBER 04, 2021 Join us in : Lagos (Lekki/Ikoyi Link Bridge) @7AM...

WARIF TOLL FREE LINE

The WARIF Toll-free line is a 24hour confidential help line now available to serve as a direct means of communication for girls and women in abuse environments who need help, in both urgent and non-emergency situations. This free service is a lifeline for those who are unable to reach the WARIF Centre or for those who want the anonymity of a phone call to request for assistance and information. The Toll-Free Line affords full access to trained counselors at the...

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...