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The “No Tolerance March”

“The Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) launched the maiden edition of their annual march for the 16 Days of Activism tagged the No Tolerance March to raise awareness for rape and sexual violence. Over 700 men, women and children came out to march and lend their voices against gender based violence”. ...

The “No Tolerance” Upcoming March

We appreciate everyone who stands with WARIF to say NO TOLERANCE to rape and sexual violence amongst young girls and women. You too can lend your voice against sexual violence by purchasing a T-shirt and joining the campaign. STAND with WARIF – It ALL STOPS TODAY! REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! You can still join us at the March by purchasing a T-shirt for just 2,500 Please make payments to 0232742469 GTB (Women at Risk International Foundation) Pick up your T-shirt at the Venue with your proof...

WARIF educate Police Officers Nationwide

As part of our WARIF Police Case Management Sensitization Initiative, our team visited Police Stations in Yaba recently to educate the officers on the proper protocols on addressing survivors of sexual violence. We were fortunate to speak to the officers present and to leave our contact information and posters so survivors who walk in to report cases of sexual assault can contact us immediately. Our goal, with appropriate funding, is to take this Initiative into all police stations in Lagos State and...

British Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Harriet Thompson at the WARIF Centre.

Today we hosted the British Deputy High Commissioner, Ms. Harriet Thompson at the WARIF Centre. We were glad to take the new Deputy High Commissioner on a tour of the centre while highlighting our unique “WARIF Approach” and the impactful initiatives implemented to tackle the issues of Gender Based Violence in Nigeria. . Collaborations are key to changing the narrative and ending the violence in our communities. View this post...

US Consulate Lagos at the WARIF Centre.

Today we hosted representatives of the US Consulate Lagos at the WARIF Centre. Featured with our founder Dr Kemi DaSilva Ibru is the Deputy Public Affairs Secretary, Ms. Jennifer Foltz and the Programs Officer, Mr Ibrahim Aliyu. We were glad to be able to highlight our unique “WARIF Approach” and the impactful initiatives implemented to tackle the issues of Gender Based Violence in Nigeria. Collaborations are key to changing the narrative and ending the violence in our communities.

American Film Festival hosted by the US Consulate Lagos in partnership with WARIF

The American Film Festival hosted by the US Consulate Lagos in partnership with WARIF held a private screening of the documentary “I am Jane Doe” directed by Mary Mazzio. The film highlights the war on sex trafficking in the US by mothers of teenaged daughters sold on the internet website backpage.com and the legal battle that ensued to change existing internet laws that protect third parties like such websites from prosecution. Convening an amazing panel of women which included Ms. Mazzio via...

Q – What is Rape?

ASK WARIF Q – What is Rape? A – Rape can be described as forced sexual intercourse without Consent. It involves penetration which could be vaginal, anal or oral. This penetration may be with a body part or an object. It is an act of physical, psychological and emotional violation in the form of a sexual act, inflicted on someone without their consent. An important element of rape as highlighted above is Consent – Sexual Consent is the mutual agreement to participate in...

Courtesy visit to the office of the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP)

WARIF paid a courtesy visit to the office of the Lagos State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mrs T.K Shitta-Bey at the Ministry of Justice today. This department plays a vital role in the prosecution of alleged sex offenders and ensuring that survivors of rape and sexual violence get justice. WARIF is committed though it’s partnerships and collaborations in providing an environment that is free from rape and sexual violence. ...

WARIF held its first inter-agency meeting

WARIF held its first inter-agency meeting recently with stakeholders in the Health, Law Enforcement, Legal and the Public Sector. The meeting was set up to discuss consolidating a seamless relationship between all stakeholders working to address the many issues concerning the prevalence of rape and sexual violence in Nigeria today. Collaborations between all vested stake holders is critical if we are to bring an end to Sexual and Gender based Violence in our society. This meeting was sponsored by @usaid through...

The WARIF Law Enforcement Sensitisation Programme on Gender Based Violence Case Management

The WARIF Law Enforcement Sensitisation Programme on Gender Based Violence Case Management is an ongoing initiative targeted towards educating police officers on the proper protocol in attending to survivors of rape and sexual violence as well as gender sensitivity in addressing survivors. These officers are also educated on the services that WARIF provides and how to refer survivors for immediate care. So far we have organised two sensitisation programmes where over 160 police officers from various divisions in Lagos State have...