A qualified physician with more than 15 years of experience in private practice, Dr. Kemi DaSilva-Ibru dedicates her time to addressing the needs of girls and women.

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Kemi DaSilva-Ibru is a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist with a master's in public health from Johns Hopkins University. She is currently obtaining her PhD in gender-based violence from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK. Her unmitigated passion for women's rights and protection led her to found Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) in Nigeria. The foundation addresses the prevalence of rape and gender-based violence through intervention and treatment for girls and women and by providing effective educational and community-based initiatives.

DaSilva-Ibru has been recognized with several awards, including Leading ladies Africa "100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria" in 2018, recognition by the British Council in Nigeria and Her Network's 2019 "Woman of the Year in Advocacy." In 2020, she was recognized as one of the CNN COVID Heroes and Newsmakers.

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