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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...

Bytes and Banter with Kemi Dasilva-Ibru, Founder Women at Risk Foundation (WARIF)

Dr Kemi DaSilva is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynecologist with a medical back-ground that extends to Public Health. She is a qualified physician with over 15 years’ experience in private practice, where she dedicates her time addressing the needs of expectant mothers and women. Dr. DaSilva also runs a non- profit organization – the Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) that successfully tackles the issues of gender-based violence, rape and trafficking of young girls and women in communities throughout Lagos...

WARIF partners with MAC Viva Glam!

We are excited to announce our recent partnership with MAC Viva Glam! Mac Viva Glam is supporting WARIF to help raise awareness to Gender based Violence during the pandemic, through the “WARIF COVID-19 Response in Rural Communities” Initiative. Our aim is to sensitize individuals and households in rural communities across the country and assist women and girls in these communities who may be trapped at home with their abusers. This will be implemented through door to door visits by community gatekeepers...

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   ...