Category Archives: Publications and Reports

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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A Historical Flashpoint: Rising Tensions in Delta State

BY FUND FOR PEACE AND PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES IN THE NIGER DELTA (PIND) The current tensions in Delta state between the Ijaw, Urhobo and Itsekiri communities can be traced back to the late 1990s and early 2000s, during the period marked by the Warri Crisis. During that time, disputes over land, natural resource revenues, and political […]

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Voluntary Principles in Ghana National Roundtable: July 2016

BY J.J. MESSNER AND HANNAH BLYTH* On the 28th July, 2016 the Fund For Peace (FFP) in partnership with the West Africa Network for Peace Building-Ghana (WANEP-Ghana), staged the first national VPs Roundtable in Accra. Staged as part of a program funded by the U.S. Department of State, this roundtable follows a series of local […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – May 2016

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

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Measuring a country’s ability to absorb, adapt, or transform from shocks is necessary in the face of COVID-19 and climate change. The recent UNDP Arab Human Development Report highlights the importance of #resilience to the region’s recovery:

Arab Human Development Report 2022 Expanding Opportunities for an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery in the Post-Covid Era – Arab Human Development Report

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This thread is updated with election insight and analysis using the #FragileStatesIndex. This Sunday in particular marks two elections with regional implications for South America and the Balkans.