Welcome to Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF)

A non-profit organization incorporated in 2016 in response to the high incidence of sexual violence, rape and human trafficking occurring amongst young girls and women across Nigeria.
“It is our primary social responsibility to ensure that all young girls and women live in a society free of rape and sexual violence.” – Dr. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru, Founder, WARIF

Gender Based Violence


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WARIF launches the Prevention of Campus Violence Initiative in Nigeria in partnership with the EU/UN Spotlight Initiative

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1 in 4

females experience sexual violence in childhood


girls experience sexual violence in everyday


of girls abused do not know where to seek help

One in four females experience sexual violence in childhood with approximately 70% reporting more than one incident of sexual violence. 5.0% sought help, with only 3.5% receiving any services.    
                                 ‘National Survey on Violence Against Children in Nigeria; 2014′

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 Any donation you make is greatly appreciated. With 66,000 NGN, a survivor can get access to treatment and 2 follow-up visits over a 6 – months period


With the COVID-19 pandemic and the restriction on movement as a result of the mandatory lock down, a volatile environment exists in households where survivors are forced to now quarantine with their abusers. This has led to an increase in the number of reported cases of violence against young girls and women. The added anxiety and frustrations over financial uncertainty with a large informal sector of our nation relying on daily earnings to survive; and worries about security and health, contributes to this volatile environment. This increasing isolation of women with violent partners as a result of the continued lockdown also separates them from the social networks ..

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