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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. ...

Responding to Rape and Sexual Assault

For the month of August, we spoke to Dr. Aniekan Makanjuola. Dr. Aniekan is a medical doctor and an alumnus of the University of Benin. She joined the Women at risk international Foundation (WARIF) at its inception in 2016, as the head of the clinical service division, and later the center manager of the WARIF Rape Crisis Centre. In her capacity, she has provided medical treatment and forensic examination to survivors of rape and other forms of gender-based violence while ensuring...

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). ...

WARIF HIGHLIGHTS OF – INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2022 #BREAKTHEBIAS

There have been a lot of preconceived opinions and stereotypes about women and girls, which have placed them in pigeonholes leading to their being disadvantaged as compared to their male counterparts. Some, if not most of these stereotypes, in several ways lead to women and girls being discriminated against when it comes to access to health care, education, political representation. It also exposes them to being victims of sexual and gender-based violence. Breaking the biases, that promote discrimination against women...

The Integrated Health Program and the Kebbi state government

The Integrated Health Program @nigeriaihp and the Kebbi state government @kbstgovt in collaboration with the Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) – with the training Health Practitioners from the Mai Talle Tara Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) in Kebbi State. The one week training session held by @warif_ng in Lagos State, will highlight the important role healthcare practitioners play in the provision of medical and legal assistance to survivors of rape and sexual assault. In pictures are: Ms. Stella...

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