This memo covers the month of December (data coding and uploading lags by a month) for the eight NSRP States: Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta.
In December, 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.
By the end of 2014 there were 50 self-identified Agents of Peace focusing on issues of gender in the NSRP states. As the project has continued, more organizations have stepped forward to be identified through the Observatory. Rivers continues to have the most Agents of Peace, with 17 organizations currently listed. On the other end of the spectrum, there are currently no self-identified Agents of Peace in Yobe, although we are currently working with NSRP to connect with partner CSOs focusing on gender issues. After a small dip in reported incidents in November, numbers rose again in December. The trend of increasing overall violence in 2014 has continued into December with 24 incidents of VAWG reported and a total of 204 VAWG-related fatalities.