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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...

The year 2021

The year 2021 was indeed an impactful year especially the last quarter. The annual WARIF NO Tolerance March held on the first Saturday of December, this year was on 5 continents in 5 cities Lagos, London, New York, Sydney and Bangkok and what a success it was. The educational pillar in partnership with SAGE Foundation, Cummins and the Kebbi State Government over the UN 16 Days of Activism, continued to scale up and implement the secondary school level programs for boys...

The 3rd Annual WARIF No Tolerance March 2021

The 2021 WARIF No Tolerance March was held on Saturday Dec 04 across 5 continents in 5 cities! LAGOS LONDON NEW YORK SYDNEY BANGKOK It was a tremendous success thanks to you and your support! We are committed to transforming the gender land scape in Nigeria – insisting on policy change and adoption of better and more cohesive laws to protect women and girls; providing the care and essential services needed by survivors; implementing impactful educational and community based initiatives towards ending the violence against women and...

WARIF TOLL FREE LINE

The WARIF Toll-free line is a 24hour confidential help line now available to serve as a direct means of communication for girls and women in abuse environments who need help, in both urgent and non-emergency situations. This free service is a lifeline for those who are unable to reach the WARIF Centre or for those who want the anonymity of a phone call to request for assistance and information. The Toll-Free Line affords full access to trained counselors at the...

Prevention Of Sexual Violence Initiative In Partnership With The Eu-Un Spotlight Initiative

The WARIF prevention of sexual violence initiative in partnership with the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative was a hybrid program with combined online classroom participation by students across institutions in Nigeria and in-person classroom sessions with students from tertiary institutions in Lagos and Abuja. Over 3000 students were reached in Cycle 1 in 2020 with the first ever online classroom on the Prevention of School Related GBV in Nigeria. An additional 3000 more participated in the recently concluded Cycle 2 hybrid program. Implementing in-person...

The Close Out Sessions Of Cycle 2 Of The WARIF Prevention Of Campus Sexual Violence Program In Partnership With The Eu-Un Spotlight Initiative

The Close out sessions of Cycle 2 of the WARIF Prevention of Campus Sexual Violence Program in partnership with the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative; was recently held in Abuja and Lagos. This was a hybrid program with a combined online classroom participation by students across institutions in Nigeria and in-person classroom sessions with students from tertiary institutions in Lagos and Abuja. Over 3000 students were reached in Cycle 1 in 2020 with the first ever online classroom on the Prevention of School Related...