Publications and Reports

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights in Ghana

BY J.J. MESSNER AND HANNAH BLYTH With the government of Ghana announcing in 2014 that it would sign onto the VPs initiative as the first African nation to do so, it is now in the stages developing a VPs National Action Plan. Working with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau for Democracy, Rights and Labor, […]

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Rise in Cult Violence and Insecurity in Rivers State

BY THE FUND FOR PEACE AND PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES IN THE NIGER DELTA (PIND) Reports of cult violence have increased sharply in the Niger Delta since the beginning of 2014. This has been particularly salient in Rivers State, where the violence has been spread over a wide geographic region. In Rivers, as in other Niger Delta […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – September 2015

The following memo analyzes data for the focus states of Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta for September 2015. Total reports of Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) received by the NSRP Observatory decreased slightly in the month of September, following an increase in reporting in August. Despite the dip in September […]

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Preventing 2015 Election Violence in the Niger Delta

Published October 28, 2015 By The Fund for Peace, Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta, and Academic Associates PeaceWorks* In the run-up to the 2015 Nigeria general and state elections, the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) deployed the Integrated Peace and Development Unit (IPDU) in three states to undertake a holistic […]

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Renewed Potential for Violence: Bayelsa Gubernatorial Elections

BY THE FUND FOR PEACE AND PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES IN THE NIGER DELTA (PIND) Transition of gubernatorial power has historically been fraught with violence in Bayelsa. In 2012, for instance, political tensions were high, with reported explosions at party secretariats, cultist violence targeting political aspirants, a reported assassination attempt, kidnappings, and general political thuggery. Now, in […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – August 2015

This memo analyzes data for the focus states of Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta for August 2015.

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Quarterly Report 5

BY PATRICIA TAFT* This report summarizes the main findings as detailed in three memos produced during the fifth quarter of data collection and analysis. This quarterly report covers the time period from May to July 2015. The top three themes related to VAWG during this period were insurgency, sexual violence, and domestic abuse. Other themes […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – July 2015

This memo analyzes data for the focus states of Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta for July 2015.

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Nigeria Conflict Briefings: August 2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT These Conflict Bulletin provide brief snapshots of the trends and patterns of conflict risk factors at the State and LGA levels, drawing on the data available on the P4P Digital Platform for Multi-Stakeholder Engagement. It represents a compilation of the data from the sources listed below, not necessarily the […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Cross River State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Benedict Ayade, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won the gubernatorial election in April 2015, to replace outgoing Governor Liyel Imoke (also PDP). For years, Cross River was the stage to a territorial dispute between Nigeria and Cameroon over the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula. After a controversial UN-backed ICJ verdict […]

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FFP’s Hannah Blyth discusses the importance of local engagement and buy-in for in-country implementation of the #VPSHR, using the example of #Ghana

Proud to work with the @AfDB_Group on their Country Resilience and Fragility Assessment tool training in Mozambique #Africa #Resilience

FFP Executive Director J.J. Messner led a high-level dinner Roundtable in London on benchmarking political risk for investors in emerging markets