Press Release

WARIF Ambassador – Temi Otedola

We continue the work! I’m honoured and excited to announce my role as the ambassador of @warif_ng 👊🏾🇳🇬 I have been so inspired by the work that they do to fight against sexual violence and the HUGE issue of rape in Nigeria. I continue to make it my mission to condemn gender-based violence in our country. Follow @warif_ng now! . We are very excited for have @temiotedola join us as a WARIF ambassador! Her commitment to addressing the...

WARIF Goes Live with SAP® People Connect 365 to Help Rape Survivors in Nigeria.

Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF) has gone live with the SAP People Connect 365 mobile service from the SAP Digital Interconnect group. Using automated keywords, templates and workflows along with channels such as SMS and e-mail, this cloud-based service allows organizations to connect with employees and others during planned and unplanned disruptions. The WARIF Gatekeepers Project, sponsored by ACT Foundation, is using SAP People Connect 365 to manage communication between Traditional Birth Attendants and key staff that work with the foundation’s...

69% of rape and sexual violence survivors are under the age of 18, WARIF Reveals Data

Women at Risk International Foundation, a non-profit organization which was set up in response to the high incidence of rape and sexual violence in Nigeria has released data exposing the alarming rate of rape and sexual violence incidents especially among minors. The organization seeks to reduce these numbers by using their holistic “WARIF Approach” to tackle these issues through Awareness/Sensitization Programs and Post Incident Care of survivors of gender-based violence. At the WARIF Rape Crisis Centre located at 6, Turton Street, off...

WARIF Empowers Young Girls with Vocational Skills

Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) has trained over 120 Secondary School students on various vocational skills in the first edition of its WARIF Student Empowerment Programme. The training, which was held on the 27th and 29th of May 2019 is part of WARIF’s drive to equip young girls, faced with challenges of maintaining a school education, with additional skill sets necessary to become empowered and financially independent. he training, sponsored by USAID brought together experts in Makeup, Shoe Making, Fascinator...

WARIF Fights Sex Trafficking For International Day of The Girl Child 2019

Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), a non-profit organization launched in response to the high incidence of sexual violence, rape and human trafficking, today joins the World to mark the annual International Day of the Girl Child declared by the United Nations with the theme “Girl Force: Unscripted and Unstoppable” The organization, whose mandate is to tackle issues of sexual violence through sustainable and impactful initiatives in health, education and community service has reinforced its approach by shining a spotlight on...

WARIF Partners US Consulate Lagos for Documentary Film Festival

The US Consulate Lagos held its annual documentary film festival between the 19th and 22nd of August this year. The event brought together different films touching on important topics relevant to both the US and our home country Nigeria. The Women at Risk International Foundation partnered with the US Consulate at this year’s event and led an engaging panel after the movie “I am Jane Doe”. Directed by Mary Mazzio, the film explores the lengths that mothers took to wage a war on a...

WARIF Rolls Out Second Phase of Case Management Training for Law Enforcement Agents

Lagos Nigeria, April – Through its Gatekeepers initiative, and in partnership with ACT Foundation, Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) has successfully conducted the the training and sensitisation of 100 Law Enforcement agents, on the role of the Nigerian Police in the fight against sexual assault in Nigeria. The WARIF Gatekeepers Project is an intervention training programme aimed at addressing the high incidence of rape and sexual violence in rural communities across Nigeria. reinforces the organisation’s commitment to tackle the incidence...

WARIF Combats Sexual Violence Through The Education of Young Boys with the Boys Conversation Cafe Initiative

Lagos Nigeria, 21st January – Following the success of the first cycle of its Boys’ Conversation Café (BCC) Initiative, Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), has kicked off the second cycle of this project to educate a wider range of boys in Nigeria about gender based violence and its effects. This project aims to instil the role that boys have to play in the reduction and prevention of rape and sexual violence. Recording the success of the BCC which launched in...

WARIF Partners with UN Women on the Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to End Gender Based Violence in Tertiary Intitutions

The Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) has been awarded a grant by the European Union and UN under the “Spotlight Initiative” to reduce the prevalence of gender-based violence in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative is a global multi-year partnership between the European Union and the United Nations to eliminate all forms of sexual and gender-based violence against women through various implementation programs and partners all over the world. The Initiative represents an unprecedented global effort to invest in gender...