Women in northeastern Nigeria ©

World Bank/Arne Hoel

The reported increase in violence in northeastern Nigeria led the Managing Conflict in Nigeria (MCN) Programme to commission a rapid assessment to understand the causes, types, and trends of sexual and gender-based violence in Yobe State. 

The research draws on a desk review of research reports, programme documents and the authors’ observations from living in Yobe and relating with Yobe citizens. Qualitative data was also gathered through interviews and focus group discussions held across three local government areas: Damaturu, Gujba, and Potiskum.

Findings are summarised into what is reinforced, what is new and what needs further research. Recommendations are provided for development partners, government and non-government stakeholders. 

You can download the research report below.