The Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF) with support from the Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative has called for application to students currently enrolled in any tertiary institution across the country for a four-week learning programme designed to build the skills and knowledge of participants in responding to and preventing sexual and gender-based violence.
WARIF is implementing the third cycle of the first virtual educational programme on ending sexual and gender-based violence in universities, polytechnics, and other tertiary centres of higher learning. This cycle will be a hybrid version with both physical and virtual classes to accommodate students from all geopolitical zones.
The project is aimed at increasing the awareness of sexual and gender-based violence in tertiary institutions and reduce its prevalence by promoting the adoption of policies and strategies or assisting in the strengthening of these policies where they already exist to prevent these acts of violence on campuses in select tertiary institutions. Digital and physically safe spaces will also be advocated for and implemented in institutions where possible.
The foundation encourages applications before the deadline on April 25, 2021, from passionate individuals, influencers, survivors and advocates, who are current students of any tertiary institution in Nigeria and among other things, be able to dedicate a mandatory minimum of one hour weekly to in person/virtual training sessions for a four-week period, commit to participating in group activities, complete all course content within the stipulated time and have a strong interest in issues relating to gender equality, preventing violence and/or community development.
Details on the application is available on: bit.ly/WARIFEUUN2021