The following memo analyzes data for the focus states of Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta for March 2016.

In March 2016, there were 49 incidents of Violence Against Woman and Girls (VAWG) reported to the NSRP Observatory Platform. All eight states received reports this month across all sources that contribute to the Platform. In the Niger Delta, reporting has remained centered around child sexual abuse, domestic abuse and crime. All three NSRP focus states in the Niger Delta had reports this month.

Violence in the North Central region was focused on child sexual abuse and abductions this month. In the Middles Belt, reports were focused on domestic violence and child sexual abuse.

In the Northeast, the Jama’atu Ahli Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad (JAS) insurgency and counter-insurgency efforts, specifically female suicide bombers, were a focus. Reports from the NSRP service point were focused on child sexual abuse and domestic violence this month.

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