Woman in the Wauru Jabbe community, Adamawa State ©

British Council

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is a widespread, serious violation of human rights that has severe physical, psychological, and social impact on victims and society.

According to the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (2018), 31 percent of girls and women aged 15-49 years have experienced physical or sexual violence at least once in their lives. Despite the scale of the problem, the policy response is weak and capacity to support and protect victims is limited.

The Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) Programme worked alongside government and civil society partners to apply a multi-dimensional approach to addressing SGBV. The programme recognised the resource and capacity challenges faced by partners (government and non-state actors) and identified opportunities to leverage and maximise existing infrastructure and systems. In consultation with partners, RoLAC identified five priority areas that would deliver the strongest outcomes and potentially achieve resounding impact. 

You can download the impact report below.