This memo focuses specifically on the month of November (data coding and uploading lags by a month) for the eight NSRP focus states: Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta.
In November, the NSRP Sources filter continued to generate 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. As of the end of November 2014, there are 46 self-identified Agents of Peace, broken out by LGA, focusing on issues of gender in the NSRP states. Rivers, with 12 Agents of Peace, has the most while Yobe has the least, with zero identified. Quantitative data suggests that the month of November was slightly improved in terms of the number of VAWG incidents in the eight NSRP states since the previous month of October. However, in terms of fatalities, November was more deadly, with a high profile suicide bombing in Maiduguri. In regard to overall violence, by the end of November, 2014 has been the worst year since 2009 as measured by the number of incidents and by far the worst as measured by the number of fatalities.