This memo covers the month of April 2015 (data coding and uploading lags by a month) for Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta.
In April 2015, the NSRP Observatory platform received the highest number of reports since the inception of the project twelve months ago. Reports continued highlighting moderate to high levels of violence affecting women and girls across most NSRP focus states. There are eight new Peace Agents focusing on gender issues identified in this memo. Reporting of Violence Affecting Women and Girls (VAWG) in the Niger Delta has been primarily focused on domestic and sexual violence. In the north, VAWG is tied to insurgency and counter-insurgency violence.