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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...

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...

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