WARIF Trains Law Enforcement Agents on Case Management


Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF), through its Gatekeepers initiative, and in partnership with ACT Foundation, has successfully conducted the the training and sensitisation of 100 Law Enforcement agents, on the role of the Nigerian Police in the fight against sexual assault in Nigeria.

The WARIF Gatekeepers Project is an intervention training programme aimed at addressing the high incidence of rape and sexual violence in rural communities across Nigeria reinforces the organisation’s commitment to tackle the incidence of violence against women in Nigeria.

The training involved equipping the Police with the knowledge and tools required to identify and manage cases of gender-based violence in different communities. A workshop was carried out and served as a platform to teach the law enforcement agents the importance of gender sensitivity and empathy towards cases of rape and sexual violence, while enforcing the process of referral to the…

Source: Thisday Newspaper