This memo focuses specifically on the month of July (data coding and upload lags by a month) for the eight NSRP focus states: Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta.

In July, we made significant improvements to the platform and re-coded data going back to 2009, which recalibrated our trend lines slightly. Also, incident reports from Kaduna and Kano, gathered by EVA, were able to enhance our monthly data collection and analysis efforts. These findings are included in this month’s memo. Overall, the annualized trends continue to show a general worsening of the situation as regards violence affecting women and girls in the eight states analyzed, although there have also been hopeful signs as regards the possibility of preventative response.

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