The year 2021 was indeed an impactful year especially the last quarter. The annual WARIF NO Tolerance March held on the first Saturday of December, this year was on 5 continents in 5 cities Lagos, London, New York, Sydney and Bangkok and what a success it was.

The educational pillar in partnership with SAGE Foundation, Cummins and the Kebbi State Government over the UN 16 Days of Activism, continued to scale up and implement the secondary school level programs for boys and girls ages between 13-17 across the country and the EU/UN Spotlight Initiative on the Prevention of Campus Sexual Violence in tertiary level institutions program, in partnership with UN Women concluded another cycle on the prevalence and prevention of gender based violence now in 106 universities.

The WARIF community service pillar continued to make great strides in creating awareness with training and awareness workshops for various audiences including the law enforcement agencies in partnership with the US Consulate.

In response to the increasing cases of COVID 19, seen globally and in communities across Nigeria, the WARIF COVID 19 Response programs continued in both rural and urban communities working with our gatekeepers the traditional birth attendants, law enforcement and sensitizing the new tertiary gatekeepers – religious leaders in partnership with Ford Foundation to increase the awareness and advocacy of GBV in these areas.

With this on-going COVID -19 pandemic, this has been another challenging year and we are very grateful for your continued support.

We would like to once again thank all our wonderful partners both old and new for all your assistance in 2021.