WARIF and the Nigeria Police Force have developed a growing and strong partnership to assist in the strengthening of quality protection services to survivors through the organisation’s sensitization programs and other capacity building activities.
The WARIF Law Enforcement Sensitisation Programme on Gender Based Violence Case Management is an ongoing initiative targeted towards educating police officers on the proper protocol in attending to survivors of rape and sexual violence as well as gender sensitivity in addressing survivors.
These officers are also educated on the services that WARIF provides and how to refer survivors for immediate care. So far we have organised over 5 Police sensitisation programmes within and outside Lagos where over 606 police officers from various divisions have been sensitized. These programmes were sponsored by Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the US Consulate.