Author Archives: Christina Murphy

Beyond the Presidential Elections: Hopes and Challenges for Nigeria’s Budding Democracy

BY KATIE CORNELIUS After two days of voting in the most closely contested presidential election in Nigeria’s history, Attahiru Jega, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), announced the final electoral results in favor of opposition candidate and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari’s victory marks a historic occasion for the country considering […]

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The Rising Trend of Female Suicide Bombers in Nigeria

BY ANIA SKINNER Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnahlid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (JAS), known widely as Boko Haram, has employed suicide bombers as a terrorist tactic in their insurgency against the Nigerian government since 2011. As of mid-2014, however, reports began to emerge of an alarming new dimension: the use of young women and girls in suicide missions. The first […]

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Gender Violence Spikes in Nigerian Election Run-Up

BY HANNAH BLYTH As the tense countdown continues to the Nigerian elections – scheduled to take place this Saturday, March 28 – gender based violence is on the rise. This is not just endemic to Nigeria, but can be linked to wider issues of negative gender attitudes and wider violence in the region.

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Violence Affecting Women & Girls Quarterly Report 3

BY PATRICIA TAFT* The following report summarizes the main findings from data collection and analysis for the November 2014 to January 2015 period. The number of overall incidents and fatalities reported in 2014 across the eight target states shows the highest levels of violence since 2009. While types of violence vary across states and time […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – January 2015

This memo covers the month of January 2015 (data coding and uploading lags by a month) for the eight NSRP States: Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta.

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Digital technologies present new opportunities to ⬆️ the effectiveness of peacekeeping ops. & the safety & security of peacekeepers.

In line w/ #A4P+, the Digital Transformation of UN peacekeeping aims to harness the potential of digital technologies. #PKMinisterial @ROK_Mission

🤖Green tech
👩‍💻Virtual meetings
🚎Smart cities

Digital technologies are already a key part of solutions to the climate crisis.

This week's #IGF2021 explores how a truly green internet can boost #ClimateAction. https://t.co/m3sRzeWzwp

Tomorrow with @NEDemocracy: Youth-led protest movements in West Africa are growing stronger as they push back against repression and injustice. How can they transform their protests into platforms that offer concrete democratic change? #WestAfricaDemocracy

Safeguarding Democracy in West Africa

Join USIP and the National Endowment for Democracy for a virtual discussion on safeguarding democracy in West Africa through youth-led movements. Yout...

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