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Close out Ceremony of the WARIF Educational School Program; WESP Sponsored by US Consulate

At the close out ceremony of the WARIF Educational School Program; WESP sponsored by US consulate was held at the Surulere Senior Secondary School recently. The WESP program implements a specifically designed curriculum which educates adolescent girls between the ages of 13-15 on the signs and prevention of sexual abuse and violence. We would like to say a special thank you to US Consulate for their support. In pictures are; Jennifer Foltz; Deputy Public Affairs Officer US Consulate, Ibrahim Aliyu; Cultural Specialist US...

Indicator Harmonization Workshop Organized by EU-UN Spotlight Initiative.

WARIF’s Monitoring & Evaluation Lead Damilola Adenusi attended the Indicator Harmonization workshop organized by EU-UN Spotlight initiative. The 5-day workshop which took place recently in Lagos was held by the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs, supported by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Foundation for Resilient Empowerment (FRED). The goal of the workshop is to have a national dashboard that will contain primary data from Nigeria and originates from state actors who are CSOs and government agencies providing services such...

WARIF in Partnership with @fordfoundation is Training 100 Selected Religious Leaders

Following the launch of the third cycle of the gatekeepers project, WARIF in partnership with @fordfoundation is training 100 selected Religious leaders from various Local Government Areas. Our tertiary Gatekeepers were sensitised on the proper protocols to follow when faced with incidents of rape and sexual violence. They were educated on how to address issues of GBV, questions to ask and the appropriate timelines in which to refer survivors to the WARIF centre for the much needed medical care and psychosocial...

The Cuppy Foundation Team Joined WARIF on One of the Sensitization Outreaches at Somolu

The Cuppy foundation team joined WARIF on one of the sensitization outreaches at Somolu recently. Men and women were educated on the effects of gender based violence as well as the services available to survivors at the WARIF rape crisis centre In pictures are; Ms. Ruth Okonya; Philanthropy Manager Cuppy Foundation, Dr. Orebiyi; Medical Officer for Health, Shomolu LGA, Mrs. Popoola; Assistant Director Community Health Service, Mrs. Adeyemi; Immunization Officer, Mrs. Adeniyi; Disease Surveillance Officer and Ms. Chichi Ogbonnaya; Project Lead...

WARIF is Proud to Announce the Conclusion of the 3rd Cycle of the WARIF Gatekeepers Project Sponsored by ACT Foundation.

WARIF is proud to announce the conclusion of the 3rd Cycle of the WARIF Gatekeepers Project sponsored by ACT Foundation. WARIF successfully trained 600 gatekeepers comprising of 300 Traditional birth attendants, 200 Law Enforcement officers and 100 Religious Leaders from different communities in Lagos state on the proper protocols when it comes to reporting and referring cases of rape and sexual violence. We are extremely thankful to Act Foundation @ACTFoundation_ for the continuous support of the gatekeepers initiative as well as their...

WARIF Launches School Related Sexual and Gender Based Violence Prevention and Response Protocol Document

WARIF presented a copy of the newly launched “School Related Sexual and Gender-based Violence Prevention and Response Protocol for Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria” to the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folashade Adefisayo. This document, created by WARIF, in partnership with the Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative and the Lagos State University charts a path to creating safer spaces for students in tertiary institutions through SRGBV response and prevention as well as outlining proper steps in addressing accountability and punishment for those...

International Women’s day!

Today, 8th March 2021 is International Women’s day! This year at WARIF … we #ChooseToChallengeMen and Boys to Join the Conversation! A true game changer in the tackling the issue of violence against women and girls is to include boys and men in the gender based violence conversation. The WARIF Boys Conversation Cafe is an initiative that seeks to change the existing negative mindset of adolescent boys in secondary schools across the nation about rape and sexual violence. Encouraging them to be protectors...

WARIF in partnership with the African Women Development Fund (AWDF) is raising awareness to rape and sexual violence.

WARIF in partnership with the African Women Development Fund (AWDF) is raising awareness to rape and sexual violence in communities across Lagos State. This initiative aims to address the high incidence of rape and sexual violence in rural communities and as the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is emerging, now more than ever, it is important that incidents of domestic and sexual violence are closely monitored and reported. A selected group of trained volunteers sensitised over 10,000 individuals in different communities...