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WARIF Boys Conversation Cafe

by WOMEN AT RISK INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION
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WARIF Boys Conversation Cafe
WARIF Boys Conversation Cafe

Summary

WARIF Boys Conversation Cafe is an initiative designed to target cohort groups of young boys in secondary schools in Lagos, Nigeria. The project seeks to prevent rape and sexual violence through mentoring and educating young boys; changing their already existing mindset on the issue and encouraging them to be protectors and not perpetrators. Currently, there is no curriculum on the prevention of sexual violence on best practices that has been designed and made available for boys in Nigeria.

$10,000
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$4,183
remaining
45
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0
monthly donors
10
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Challenge

The Boys Conversation Cafe is an initiative that was designed in response to the focus group discussions carried out by WARIF to identify the issues relating to gender based violence amongst cohort groups of teenage boys between ages 13-17 in senior secondary schools. Some of the results obtained confirmed 1 in 5 boys will choose to walk away rather than intervene and assist when a girl is being harassed, with 81% of the teenage boys believing that a rape survivor is responsible for the abuse.

Solution

This project will help to: 1. Reduce the high incidence of rape and sexual violence in communities through education and change the mindset and attitudes of the adolescent boy -child. 2. Educate boys who will act as protectors rather than bystanders or perpetrators. 3. Equip young boys with the knowledge and the tools to assist in the prevention of gender-based violence.

Long-Term Impact

The Education of 105 Senior Secondary School Boys on the prevention of gender based violence in their community. 20- 25 Students per session (4 weeks) 40 Students per school 2 Selected Schools 2 Academic School Terms 16 Mentors in 2 Schools (8 Mentors per term) 4 WARIF Staff

Resources

http:/​/​warifng.org
https:/​/​warifng.org/​warif-boys-conversation-cafe/​
https:/​/​guardian.ng/​news/​warif-seeks-end-to-sexua
https:/​/​www.vanguardngr.com/​2019/​02/​warif-combats

Organization Information

WOMEN AT RISK INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION

Location: YABA - Nigeria
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @warif_ng
Project Leader:
Adetutu Ajibodu
YABA, Nigeria
$5,817 raised of $10,000 goal
 
54 donations
$4,183 to go
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