Nigeria

Addressing Abuse Among Adolescents

2019-10-15T19:52:55+00:00July 19th, 2018|Blog, Nigeria|

NIGERIA - Various forms of abuse abound in Nigeria. Adolescents, especially females, are vulnerable to sexual abuse in both private and public spaces including homes, offices, markets, and schools. This abuse frequently goes unreported for fear of stigmatization, further victimization, and shame. Talented adolescents in communities across Nigeria struggle to retain their hopes and dreams because they are traumatized by abuse.

Shaken to become Unshakeable

2019-10-15T20:18:11+00:00March 16th, 2018|Blog, Food Security, Nigeria|

NIGERIA - We rejoice that the communique issued by the Wukari peacebuilding consultation held in Makurdi in September 2017 has been the subject of much public conversation on television and talk shows in Nigeria. We also celebrate that both Christian and Muslim leaders are following through on the consultation plan of restraining inflammatory preaching in Wukari and its environs. While some progress is being made in restoring peace in Wukari and the surrounding area, major violence broke out between peasant farmers and herdsmen in the middle belt region on January 1, 2018 and led to the brutal killing of many innocent people. Peasant farmers, who are mostly Christians, accuse herders of migrating to grasslands in their areas, thereby damaging crops and making farming difficult. The herders, who are mostly Muslims, accuse farmers of squeezing them out of traditional grazing routes.