The following memo analyses data for the focus states of Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta for September 2016.
There were 40 incidents of Violence Affecting Women and Girls (VAWG) in September 2016 reported by NSRP sources. This month continues the overall decline in reported incidents that has been observed since May 2016. Child sexual abuse and domestic violence continue to drive reporting throughout the eight NSRP focus states.
Plateau state reported the highest number of VAWG incidents this month, accounting for one-third of all September incidents.
Niger Delta states mainly reported incidents of child sexual abuse and domestic violence, as well as several incidents of general insecurity which impacted women and girls. In the Northeast, reports of VAWG relating to the Jama’atu Ahli Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad (JAS) insurgency and counter-insurgency efforts decreased this month, while reports of sexual violence increased. All but one report from the North Central region related to child sexual abuse or domestic violence.