Category Archives: Publications and Reports

Impacts of Conflict, Violence on Women and Girls in Nigeria’s Plateau State

BY PATRICIA TAFT, HANNAH BLYTH, AND CHRISTINA MURPHY Although the number of reported conflict fatalities in Plateau state has fallen in 2016, the effects of displacement and violence continue to reverberate in the lives of women and girls. Continuing to monitor trends and incidents of VAWG, and how they are interrelated to other conflict drivers, […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – September 2016

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

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – August 2016

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

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Voluntary Principles in Ghana Update: July-September 2016

BY J.J. MESSNER AND HANNAH BLYTH Using the information shared in the local dialogues, the July 2016 roundtable provided a forum for representatives from the four regions to voice concerns and issues at a national level. It also represented an important opportunity for different communities, government stakeholders and mining, oil and gas companies to connect […]

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Child Sexual Assault and Violence in Nigeria’s Kano State

BY PATRICIA TAFT AND HANNAH BLYTH Comparatively, Kano is one of the more prosperous states in Northern Nigeria. However, the distribution of wealth is uneven. It has also faced a major uptick in insecurity since 2012, as a result of the Jama’atu Ahli Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal-Jihad (JAS) insurgency. Gender roles within the state also remain […]

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The Abuse of Trust in Nigeria’s Rivers State

BY PATRICIA TAFT AND HANNAH BLYTH Rivers State has experienced higher levels of violence and conflict-related fatalities in the past six months than at any time since the end of the militant insurgency in 2009. This rise in violence – predominately due to the new wave of militancy, political violence, criminality and cult violence – […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Quarterly Report 9

BY PATRICIA TAFT* This report summarizes the main findings as detailed in three memos produced during the ninth quarter of data collection and analysis. This quarterly report covers the time period from May to July 2016.

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – July 2016

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

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Niger Delta Conflict Tracker: Q2, 2016

BY PARTNERS FOR PEACE, FUND FOR PEACE, PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES IN THE NIGER DELTA (PIND) This quarterly tracker looks at the trends and patterns of conflict risk factors and incidents of violence, and their pressures on peace and stability in the Niger Delta. It is not designed as a conflict analysis, but rather, it is intended […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – June 2016

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

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“Listen to understand instead of listening to be understood,” @jjmessner. Brilliant panel on meaningful stakeholder engagement led by @AngelaUMiller about importance of building trust, communicating proactively and focusing on quality over quantity. #SW2019

Meeting with community leaders and small scale miners from Sefwi Nkatieso, Western North Region, Ghana to talk about promoting peace, sustainability and reducing use of #mercury in #ASGM

Talking #mercury reduction in the small scale gold sector in Tarkwa for our #RECLAIMS #ASGM #Ghana 🇬🇭 program supported by @StateDept with @UMaT_edu_GH @WANEP_Ghana