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Day 7 – #OrangeTheWorld

During sexual assaults that involve  penetrative sex, women are exposed to infections as perpetrators do not typically use any forms of contraception such as condoms. This leads to a higher incidence of HIV/AIDS cases. If untested, women run the risk of spreading this infection to others and if untreated, can lead to death. The use of Post- Exposure Prophylaxis (P.E.P) treatment of HIV with the appropriate drugs within 72 hours of the assault reduces the risk of infection.  This treatment is available...

Day 6 – #OrangeTheWorld

The term “Perpetrator” refers to an individual who carries out any violent, harmful or illegal sexual act. These acts include rape and various forms of sexual assault Perpetrators live among us in plain sight; they are everyday “normal” looking individuals who are fathers , uncles , work companions and friends. There is no age , race , social , educational or  ethnic criteria for a perpetrator. Like his ‘survivor’ this individual cuts across all demographics. The time is now. The world is...

Day 5 – #OrangeTheWorld

The emotional and mental consequences of sexual  violence are more long term. Trust issues arise with women experiencing paranoia, depression as well as suicidal thoughts or attempts. They are also prone to post traumatic stress disorder with flashbacks, panic attacks and cases of anxiety which are very common. Survivors need a safe friendly haven where help is available by trusted professionals. The WARIF Centre offers free medical treatment, counselling and social welfare services to all clients. Starting the journey to full recovery. We...

Brenda’s Story | WARIF

Brenda is a WARIF Survivor whose touching story highlights the hurt and shame endured by women and girls who are being sexually harassed and abused all over our nation today. Women who are silenced by the fear, shame and stigma of their abuse. At WARIF we are committed to breaking down the wall of silence … by creating a safe haven at the WARIF Centre where all women can receive FREE medical care, counselling, shelter and legal aid; with educating and...

WARIF Partners Washington Dc’s Rape Crisis Centre To Deliver Training

On November 31, WARIF centre in partnership with the Washington DC Rape Crisis Centre, the first rape crisis centre in the United States organized a training programme for its employees. The training was facilitated by Dr. Indira Hernard, Executive Director, DC Rape Crisis Centre. The training was benchmarked on international best practices and prepared empolyees of WARIF to deliver quality services.   ...