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 the extremely high rates of sex and human trafficking of young girls and women in Nigeria.

WARIF through its relationship with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking of Persons (NAPTIP) was able to

According to the UN, the day promotes the “empowerment” of the roughly 1.1 billion young girls currently living in the world.

“The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights

Speaking to the founder of WARIF,

According to the Lagos Zonal Commander of NAPTIP, Daniel Atokolo

This year the theme is “Girl Force: Unscripted & Unstoppable” which encourages other women and girls to speak up and stand up for the girl child especially in Nigeria, where at least one in four girls would have had one violent sexual encounter, by the time she reaches the age of 18 it is important for the govern