Rescue The Women Foundation (REWOFO) established on 23rd of October, 2016 was registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) Nigeria on 10th March, 2017 as a national charitable organisation.
REWOFO is led by Salim Wada Usman, a 28 year old young man who hails from kano state. Through internally generated fund, REWOFO has been able to achieve the following in barely 2 years:
- Support and cover medical bills of almost dozen of raped victims.
- Empower many less privileged people, especially women with burden of children to cater for.
- Conduct multiple programmes basically in Northern part of Nigeria on sexual violence against women and children.
- School sensitizations on discrimantion and self esteem in 4 states namely: Kano, Kaduna, Katsina and Cross river.
- Radio and television advocacy programmes on sexual violence and issue of stigma.
- Social Media campaigns on rape virtually on all the known platforms around us.
- Seminars and capacity building on trauma healing and communication to survivors.
- Weekly write ups on our website, and all the Rewofo’s media platforms such as facebook page, twitter handle, on rape prevention strategies and to address the issue of stigmatization at the same time seeking justice for the victims through punishing the perpetrators. And many more.
Salim and his team are doing their best in raising voices to make sure that proper punishment is established to perpetrators of rape – a very stiff in nature that can make people desist from thinking of committing such act. Members of REWOFO who are also members of the NBA (Nigeria Bar Association) are trying hard to make their advocacy a reality.
Besides that majority of rape victims are vulnerable people, what led to establishing REWOFO is the condition of the victims. Almost 98% undergo certain trauma of stigmatization, and financial challenges make some of them to drop out of schools. Thankfully, people have started becoming part of the solution for this predicament by joining REWOFO in the campaign for Community health well being, Gender sensitivity, Justice and Empowerment.
To financially support REWOFO in the stand for rape victims across Nigeria, the following bank details may be required:
Bank Name: Guaranty Trust Bank
Account Name: Rescue the women foundation
Naira Account Number: 0262195860
Dollar Acc. Number: 0262195877
Euro Acc. Number: 0262196142
Pounds Acc. Number: 0262196135