In this episode of “TEMPLARS Through the Line,” our responsible business podcast, TEMPLARS Senior Associate Oyeyemi (Immanuel) Aderibigbe Aderibigbe and Women At Risk International Foundation (WARIF) Founder, Dr. Kemi Dasilva-Ibru focus on the topic of “Gender Violence: A Legal Perspective.”

Oyeyemi and Dr. Kemi discuss the legal framework in Nigeria regarding gender violence and the need for effective implementation of these laws. They also emphasize the importance of providing support and resources for survivors of gender violence.

WARIF, a non-profit organization, aims to address the adverse effects of gender-based violence to create a safer environment for all individuals affected.

Key Highlights:

  • Introduction to WARIF and its significant milestones since inception (00:48).
  • Discussion on gender-based violence in the business sector and its ripple effects on the workforce and economy (03:48).
  • Analysis of the legal framework around the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act, including its enforceability and efficacy (06:25).
  • Benefits of the TEMPLARS’ Partnership with WARIF and the Legal Clinic for Vulnerable Persons (07:16).
  • Unique challenges impact the enforceability of laws around gender-based violence in Nigeria (8:43).
  • Practical steps employers can take to support enforcement and protect their employees from gender-based violence (11:45).
  • WARIF’s process to preserve necessary evidence in sexual assault cases and steps taken to ensure adequate evidence against the alleged perpetrator (14:11).
  • Strategies to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 5, focusing on gender equality and empowerment of women and girls (18:32).