Category Archives: Hannah Blyth

Preventing 2015 Election Violence in the Niger Delta

Published October 28, 2015 By The Fund for Peace, Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta, and Academic Associates PeaceWorks* In the run-up to the 2015 Nigeria general and state elections, the Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) deployed the Integrated Peace and Development Unit (IPDU) in three states to undertake a holistic […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – August 2015

This memo analyzes data for the focus states of Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta for August 2015.

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Quarterly Report 5

BY PATRICIA TAFT* This report summarizes the main findings as detailed in three memos produced during the fifth quarter of data collection and analysis. This quarterly report covers the time period from May to July 2015. The top three themes related to VAWG during this period were insurgency, sexual violence, and domestic abuse. Other themes […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – July 2015

This memo analyzes data for the focus states of Borno, Yobe, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta for July 2015.

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Conflict Bulletin: Cross River State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Benedict Ayade, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won the gubernatorial election in April 2015, to replace outgoing Governor Liyel Imoke (also PDP). For years, Cross River was the stage to a territorial dispute between Nigeria and Cameroon over the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula. After a controversial UN-backed ICJ verdict […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Edo State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Edo was one of the Niger Delta’s more violent states on a per-capita basis with Incidents of violence and associated fatalities increasing over the three and a half year period. Issues in Edo ranged from protests, criminality, abductions and domestic violence to clashes between gangs, cults, political groups and […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Ondo State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* While violence in Ondo has historically been relatively low, in the first half of 2015 reported fatalities increased significantly as compared to previous years. This was mainly in connection to a few incidents of criminality (bank robberies in Owo and Akoko North West LGAs) and piracy (Ilaje LGA) that […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Bayelsa State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Although on a per capita basis, violence is relatively high in Bayelsa, the number of fatalities and incidents have dropped since 2010. In February 2012, Henry Seriake Dickson (PDP) was elected as governor after a period of uncertainty in the wake of Governor Timipre Sylva’s termination in January 2012. […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Rivers State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Since May 2013, political tensions were high in Rivers State after the disputed Nigerian Governor’s Forum election. Formerly a member of the PDP, Governor Rotimi Amaechi, who is from Ikwerre (Rivers East Senatorial District), switched affiliation to the APC in November 2013. Despite the zoning formula, which would have […]

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Conflict Bulletin: Akwa Ibom State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2015

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* Overall, between 2012-2015, Akwa Ibom was the second most peaceful state in the Niger Delta region as measured by reported fatalities per capita. Udom Emmanuel of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won the gubernatorial election in April 2015, to replace outgoing Governor Godswill Akpabio (also PDP) who was elected […]

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FFP is excited to announce Dr. Maleeka Glover, Interim Director at @WCAPS, as a panelist for the December 7 launch of the #StateResilienceIndex. Register now: https://t.co/5tlg6MbkLv

In the new episode of AfP's podcast, join host @tanyadomi, Dr. Valerie Hudson of @TAMU & @victor_madrigal, UN Independent Expert on SOGI, for a discussion on the crackdown on women/LGBTQ+ communities & the importance of their inclusion in peace & security

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