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Youth Empowerment and Societal Development

Ms. Oluwaseunfunmi Arasi joined us for the September Episode of the WARIF Podcast. Ms. Arasi is a public health expert who mentors young people on reproductive health and gender-based violence. Her work spans community development, research, and evaluation and she is also a master facilitator and trainer. She has her first-degree a Psychology and holds a Master of Public Health in Population and Reproductive Health Education from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. The WARIF Podcast is an educative and interactive...

WARIF wins the 2022 Lodestar Award

On Thursday 22nd September WARIF was announced as the winner of the Lodestar Award at the 2022 Future United Awards. This announcement was made at an exclusive event in New York by GBCHealth. WARIF was given this award for its unique survivor-centered approach to combatting gender-based violence in Nigeria, through the provision of essential services, implementation of educational programs, community-based programs, and advocacy for policy and social change in Nigeria and Africa. This is a proud moment for us at WARIF...

Support a Survivor!

Support a Survivor! Make a difference in the life of a survivor of rape and sexual abuse by supporting them to get adequate care and psychosocial support. It takes N92,000 to ensure that each survivor who visits the WARIF Rape Crisis Centre gets free medical services such as treatment, HIV and pregnancy tests, forensic medical tests, post-exposure drugs, and psycho-social counseling sessions. Support a survivor by donating to the WARIF Rape Crisis Centre. ...

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). ...

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...

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