Category Archives: Publications and Reports

Niger Delta Conflict Tracker: Q1, 2016

BY PARTNERS FOR PEACE, FUND FOR PEACE, PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVES IN THE NIGER DELTA (PIND) Violence has been increasing in the Niger Delta over the last several years. According to data formatted and integrated onto the Peace Map, in Quarter 1 of 2016, the number of fatalities reached the highest point since the end of the […]

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Voluntary Principles in Ghana Update: January-March 2016

BY J.J. MESSNER AND HANNAH BLYTH* The first local dialogue was held on February 22 in Bolgatanga, Upper East region. The dialogue, led by WANEP-Ghana, was attended by stakeholders including the Ghana Police Service, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Traditional leadership, the Shanxii Mining Company, small scale mining groups, the Talensi […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – February 2016

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

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Quarterly Report 7

BY PATRICIA TAFT* This report summarizes the main findings as detailed in three memos produced during the seventh quarter of data collection and analysis. This quarterly report covers the time period from November 2015 to January 2016.

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – January 2016

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

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Confronting the Unthinkable: The Complex Dimensions Behind Women and Child Suicide Bombers in Northern Nigeria

BY PATRICIA TAFT AND KENDALL LAWRENCE In the early morning hours of February 9, 2016, in a sprawling camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, the capital of Nigeria’s Borno State, three young girls thought to be looking for shelter, were welcomed inside. What the guards who admitted them didn’t know, however, was that […]

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Monthly Memo – December 2015

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

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Violence Affecting Women and Girls Quarterly Report 6

BY PATRICIA TAFT* This report summarizes the main findings as detailed in three memos produced during the sixth quarter of data collection and analysis. This quarterly report covers the time period from August to October 2015.

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Human Rights & Business Roundtable Annual Report 2015

BY J.J. MESSNER AND HANNAH BLYTH* The mission of The Human Rights & Business Roundtable is to promote the rule of law and open societies. Launched in 1996, the Roundtable was the first forum designed for multinational businesses and mainstream human rights organizations to discuss issues of common concern in an atmosphere of mutual respect, […]

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Voluntary Principles in Ghana Update: October-December 2015

BY J.J. MESSNER AND HANNAH BLYTH In December 2015, FFP and WANEP-Ghana delivered local training workshops in Bolgatanga, Upper East Region, and Takoradi, Western Region. Both trainings focused on sensitizing the VPs initiative and guidelines, as well as introducing ways to mitigate conflict through available grievance mechanisms, and promoting peacebuilding and conflict early warning in […]

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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