Category Archives: Publications and Reports

Conflict Bulletin: Bayelsa State – Patterns and Trends, 2012-2014

BY NATE HAKEN AND PATRICIA TAFT* With 2 million people, Bayelsa is one of the smallest states in the country, by population. Most are of Ijaw descent. Bayelsa produces between 30-40% of Nigeria’s oil and gas. In addition to the petroleum sector, the state has an extensive commercial fishing industry and produces oil palm, raffia […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – February 2015

This memo covers the month of February 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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Niger Delta Election Violence Update: January-March 2015

BY THE FUND FOR PEACE Following the party primaries in late 2014, political jockeying has continued between and among parties. The postponement of the elections originally slated for February 14, due to insecurity in the Northeast, appears to have raised the level of uncertainty. In some states, gangs and cult groups have taken sides. In […]

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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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FFP Annual Report to the Voluntary Principles Plenary 2015

Report for the Calendar Year 2014 A founding member of the Voluntary Principles, FFP is strongly committed to continuing its support of the Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights (VPs).

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Violence Affecting Women & Girls Monthly Memo: January 2015 Data

BY PATRICIA TAFT* In January, the Nigeria Stabilization and Reconciliation Program (NSRP) Sources filter continued to generate more reports about Violence Affecting Women and Girls (VAWG) than any other source integrated onto the platform. As we begin the first quarter of 2015, there are 50 self-identified Agents of Peace focusing on issues of gender in […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – December 2014

This memo covers the month of December (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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Conflict Bulletin: Rivers State – January 2015

BY NATE HAKEN Among the largest of the oil-producing Nigerian states, Rivers had been at the heart of the Niger Delta militancy until 2009. Now the state remains beset with a different array of political, communal, and criminal issues, including cult and gang-related violence, protests, and kidnappings. Rivers is a pivotal state in the upcoming […]

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Nigeria 2015 Elections Scenarios and Recommendations: Yobe State

BY PEACE AND SECURITY WORKING GROUP Disclaimer: The following analysis is based on discussions with State-level actors and so reflects their perceptions, not the view of the Peace and Security Working Group. These scenarios were produced prior to the 2014 primary elections and are thus subject to change. Where relevant, updates have been made to […]

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FFP and @dcaf_business are pleased to present our research study and guidance toolkit on #VPSHR in-country implementation, with plenty of insights for business and human rights initiatives more broadly. https://t.co/EXRw1s4TFL

In 2005, #CotedIvoire ranked top of the #FragileStatesIndex. After recovering from two civil wars and implementing structural reforms, it is now one of the fastest growing economies in the world ... but work still needs to be done. https://t.co/eH6k8Ln0zA #FSI2020

#Libya is the most worsened country on the #FragileStatesIndex over the past decade, and its decline continued on #FSI2020. https://t.co/MqoYC2rhsO