Last year, I conducted an assessment  focusing on gender dynamics in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in northeast Nigeria, a region affected by conflict between armed opposition groups (commonly grouped together in the umbrella ‘Boko Haram’) and the Nigeria state. I am very happy to be able to share it now.

After an overview of trends across the three states, the assessment turns to examining Adamawa, Borno and Yobe in detail. Each state section starts by providing context, highlighting key conflict dynamics in the state and outlining relevant legal frameworks. It then goes on to cover involvement in conflict, physical harm caused by armed actors, dynamics around displacement, economic and psychological impacts. The state sections finish with examination of women’s participation and voice (or lack thereof) in governance and peacebuilding and discussion of VAWG through an overview of incidence and trends and analysis as to prevention and response mechanisms. The assessment ends with recommendations for action.

It was written in June 2017 (it took a while before I could share it) so the landscape of violence against women and girls services may have changed but the rest of the information in the assessment still holds true.

You can download and read it here. I hope you find it useful.