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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 ...

International Menstrual Hygiene Day

To commemorate the International Menstrual Hygiene Day, WARIF visited 3 rural communities in Lagos State last Saturday to raise awareness about the challenges women and girls face due to menstruation and to donate boxes of feminine hygiene products to young women and girls in the respective communities. . This was made possible with donations from @proctergamble and the collaboration with @ceehope_nigeria. Thank you P&G Nigeria and Cee-Hope Foundation. . #WARIF #WARIFWomen #WarifCovidResponse   ...

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 ...

The WARIF Covid-19 response in Rural Communities

The #Heforshe campaign seeks to encourage men and boys to stand against Gender Based Violence by speaking out in support of girls and women at risk of violence. . The WARIF Covid-19 response in Rural Communities with the help of our trained Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs), highlights today our Heforshe advocates, the commendable male TBAs who have answered the clarion call of sensitizing and reporting cases of violence against women and girls in their rural communities. . We are in this together. ...

2 Day Interactive Stakeholders Workshop on the Prevention of Campus Sexual Violence

Earlier this month, WARIF in partnership with the EU/UN on the Spotlight Initiative commenced with a successful 2 day interactive stakeholders workshop on the *Prevention of Campus Sexual Violence* with the school authorities and students of 3 Tertiary institutions in Lagos State. . In attendance were the Federal College of Education (FEC), Lagos State Polytechnic (LASPOTECH) and Lagos State University (LASU). . Interactive sessions were held by experienced facilitators from various sectors such as health , education and the law, to educate the...

Guardian Life Magazine

Behind the scenes; Guardian Life Magazine In Celebration of International Women’s Day, The Guardian Life sat with Dr Kemi DaSilva-Ibru, one of many women deliberately impacting positively on other women.⁣ ⁣ Her focus is on putting an end to sexual assault, rape and human trafficking occurring amongst young girls and women across Nigeria. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru is changing the status quo in present-day Nigeria through her organisation WARIF (@warif_ng), the Women at Risk International Foundation.⁣ ⁣ Book your copy of tomorrow’s issue of @guardianlifeng magazine, an...

WARIF was present At the Public Hearing on Sexual Harassment of Students in Tertiary Institutions

At the public hearing on Sexual harassment of students in tertiary institutions in Nigeria held on Monday, 17th February, 2020 at the National Assembly, Abuja. The Bill which is sponsored by the Deputy Senate President – Senator Ovie Omo Agege, is co-sponsored by 106 Senators of the 9th Assembly with an aim to promote and protect ethical standards in tertiary institutions as well as human dignity by providing for: • (1) Protection of students against sexual harassment by educators in tertiary...