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WAPA connect conference holds in Lagos


The Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, led by the Hon. Commissioner of WAPA, Dr Lola Akande, held their annual WAPA Connect Conference last week Thursday with the theme Fostering Domestic Harmony Through Multi Perspective Analysis & Graphic Display/Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century.”

Some of the dignitaries in attendance included the Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, representative of the Governor and Deputy Governor, Dr. (Mrs) Oluranti Adebule, Commissioner for Women Affairs & Poverty Alleviation (WAPA), Hon. Lola Akande, Lagos State Head of Service, Mrs. Olabowale Ademola, Senior Special Assistant to the President on the Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa; Mrs. Funmilola Ajayi, Barr. Laide Osiji and Alhaja Fatima Bintu Tinubu.


WARIF founder, Dr Kemi Da Silva-Ibru was one of the speakers at the event highlighting the prevention of sexual assault and rape in our communities. She highlighted the harrowing statistics of the problem in our society and suggested ways of addressing the primary prevention as well as immediate and long-term intervention strategies that need to be adopted to successfully address the problem.

Other speakers at the event include Lanre Olusola, Praise Fowowe and Akinlami Taiwo.Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF) is an NGO that was incorporated in 2016 by Dr DaSilva- Ibru in response to the high incidence of sexual assault, rape and human trafficking occurring among young girls and women across Nigeria. The foundation serves to address this through the implementation of various programs and initiatives to raise awareness, educate and advocate for social change in all communities affected by this problem.

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