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 Sensitization 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.
Till date, we have implemented over 6 Police sensitization programmes and engaged over 20 Police Divisions through weekly Divisional Police Officer (DPO) lectures within and outside Lagos. We have sensitized over 700 police officers through this programmes. Some of our partners for the implemented activities include;
- Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
- US Consulate, Abuja