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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 ...

Survivor Virtual Group Therapy Sessions:

With the spike in rape cases over the past couple of weeks there has been a heightened sense of anxiety experienced by survivors, as these cases may serve as triggers for survivors still dealing with the effects of their abuse. . Recognising the need for a safe space to share these traumatic events with qualified counsellors, WARIF is now offering our Virtual Group Therapy Session WEEKLY . The next therapy session will hold on Saturday, June 13 at 10am. . To register: https://warifng.org/the-virtual-group-therapy-sign-up-form/ link in bio👆🏽 . Join...

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   ...

EU/UN Spotlight Initiative

Nigeria has one of the largest populations of youth in the world, comprising of almost 34 million in number. Let’s take the conversation to your universities and campuses. You are our future and your actions and voices matter; Call to Action to ALL University students in Nigeria to attend the Prevention of Campus Sexual Violence Programme; sponsored by the EU/ UN Spotlight Initiative in partnership with WARIF. Deadline Extension to June 26,2020. Change Nigeria’s narrative! No Tolerance to Rape and Sexual Violence. Register Now ...

WARIF COVID-19 Volunteer Response

As the cases of Covid-19 in Nigeria and as more organizations, individuals, families and human groups become mandated to implementing social distancing, self-isolation and quarantine, Women at Risk International (WARIF) has become more concerned about the effects these may have on survivors of gender based violence. WARIF launched the Covid-19 Volunteer response program, birthed out of the need to sensitize, and raise on covid-19 and its effect on women and girls quarantined with their abusers in different communities and how they...