This call for application is open to all students currently enrolled in any tertiary institution across Nigeria. It is a 4-week learning program, designed to build the skills and knowledge of selected participants in responding to and preventing sexual and gender-based violence. Applicants who complete the virtual education classroom program would receive a certificate of completion, and stand the chance to be invited to the symposium on ending gender violence-related issues. Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF) with support from the Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative is implementing the third cycle of the first-ever virtual educational program on ending sexual and gender-based violence in universities, polytechnics, and other tertiary centers of higher learning. This cycle will be a hybrid version with both physical and virtual classes to accommodate students from all geopolitical zones. About the program:
- Dedicate a mandatory minimum of 1 hour weekly to in-person/virtual training sessions for a 4-week period
- Commit to participating in group activities
- Complete all course content within the stipulated time
- Have a strong interest in issues relating to gender equality, preventing violence and/or community development
- Be an enrolled approved student of any Nigerian tertiary institution
- Have a valid student ID card
- Be 16 years or older as of May 1st
- Ensure application is completed before the deadline
Application criteria The project will educate students on national laws and policies, and school policies related to gender-based violence. This will enable the beneficiaries to remain committed to supporting the government and the people of Nigeria to end sexual harassment in tertiary education institutions across the country.
This 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 in Lagos. Digital and physically safe spaces will also be advocated for and implemented in institutions where possible.
We encourage applications from passionate individuals, influencers, survivors & advocates, who are current students of any tertiary institution in Nigeria.
Apply here: bit.ly/WARIFEUUN2021
The Prevention of Campus Sexual Violence Initiative is a project implemented by the Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) sponsored by the Spotlight Initiative. The project will be based in tertiary institutions within Lagos state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to address and tackle student-related concerns with sexual and gender-based violence on their respective campuses.
Deadline: April 25, 2021
The Joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative is a program focused on the elimination all forms of violence against women and girls in Nigeria.