WARIF takes COVID-19, sexual violence awareness to rural communities
As the cases of the COVID-19 infection in Lagos State continue to rise daily with an increasing number of cases of violence against women and girls also being recorded
Let’s talk about the difference between sexual violence, sexual assault, rape and sexual harassment
Sexual Violence is the general term used to describe any kind of unwanted sexual act or attempt directed towards an individual, irrespective of the relationship to the victim. It includes activities such as rape, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation and others.
With Don’t Beg Now, QRTV reopens conversation on rape
According to a recent U.N. children’s fund report, one in four boys and one in 10 girls under age 18 are victims of sexual violence.
Monarchs say women in leadership will check domestic, sexual violence
Some traditional rulers in Enugu State have canvassed leadership opportunities for women, saying it would enhance the campaign against rape and abuse of women in the society.
Nigeria launches first national sex offenders register
Nigeria launched its first national sexual offenders register on Monday, setting up a database of those convicted for sexual violence in a move seen as an important step towards clamping down on abuse.
LASG partners religious institutions in campaign against domestic, sexual violence
The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), has concluded a two-day workshop to strengthen the capacity of religious institutions in responding to domestic and sexual violence.
69% of sexual violence survivors under 18 years, says WARIF
A fresh data released by Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) has exposed the alarming rate of rape and sexual violence incidents, especially among minors, saying 69 per cent of survivors of sexual violence fall under the age of 18.
WARIF sensitises Nigerian police on handling rape, sexual violence
Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF), a non-governmental organisation in partnership with United States Agency for International Development...
Six convicted over rape, murder of eight-year-old Indian girl
Six men were convicted Monday over the notorious 2018 gang rape and murder in India of an eight-year-old girl from a Muslim nomadic tribe that provoked horror and stoked inter-religious tensions.
The amazons behind #ArewaMeToo, the hashtag against sexual abuse in North Nigeria
Amongst the dust hazy skies and rolling green hills of Northern Nigeria lies a dark secret. This secret is shrouded in a lifetime’s worth of silence, that, thanks to social media may finally be coming to an end. Violence against women is a traditional long standing practice in the North. According to Relief Web reported…