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UNFPA and KOICA: Partnering to Provide Humanitarian Assistance to Vulnerable Groups in Borno State (A Photo Story)

By Ibukun Oguntola, Hadiza Mohammed and Samuel Gada (Lead Writers) The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in collaboration with the Borno State Government, particularly the Borno State Ministries of Health, Women Affairs, and Budget and Planning, have since 2018 been providing humanitarian assistance to displaced women, girls and vulnerable […]

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Power in Her Hands: Breaking the Culture of Silence Surrounding Sexual and Gender Based Violence Through Technology

“…gender-based violence happens to our acquaintances, colleagues, friends and, yes, family members.” Anita Hill. The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) puts the number of girls who experience sexual violence in Nigeria at one in every four. Data makes it possible to measure the true scale of the problem. However, for Omowumi Ogunrotimi, the founder and Executive […]

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16 Days of Activism: Addressing the Pandemic of Sexual and Gender Based Violence against Women and Girls

By Beti Baiye and Uche Nwagboso (Lead Writers) A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) focused on the largest study of the prevalence of violence against women. The report was on behalf of a special working group of the United Nations, and it revealed that across their lifetime, one in three women are subjected […]

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Spotlight Initiative: Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls in Nigeria Through Surveillance

Anthonia Obokoh (Lead Writer) Any form of violence against women and girls is a human rights violation. Based on World Health Organisation estimates, one in three women are subjected to physical or sexual violence. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, reports have shown that all types of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified. […]