Behind the scenes with Kemi DaSilva-Ibru: Giving hope to survivors
By Guardian Life
07 March 2020 | 6:01 pm
In Celebration of International Women's Day, The Guardian Life sat with Dr. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru, one of many women deliberately impacting positively on other women. Her focus is on putting an end to sexual assault, rape and human trafficking occurring amongst young girls and women across Nigeria. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru is changing the status quo in present-day Nigeria through her organisation WARIF, the Women at Risk International Foundation.
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