This memo focuses specifically on the month of October (data coding and uploading lags by a month) for the eight NSRP focus states: Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta.
In October, for the fourth month in a row, the NSRP Sources filter generated more reports about Violence Affecting Women and Girls (VAWG) than any other source integrated onto the platform, an indication that the data collection effort is filling an important gap in the information landscape. There are now 46 self-identified Agents of Peace, broken out by LGA, focusing on issues of gender in the NSRP states (an increase of 3 from the previous month), ranging from 12 in Rivers State to zero in Yobe. Quantitative data suggests that the month of October was slightly worsened in terms of the number of VAWG incidents in the eight NSRP states since the previous month of September. In terms of overall violence, if current trends continue, by the end of 2014 it will have been the worst year since 2009 as measured by the number of incidents. Already it is by far the worst as measured by the number of fatalities.