Victims in War and Peace

Authored by: Nextier Security, Peace, and Development

Categories: Human Rights, Peace Support Operations, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Democratization and Political Participation, Human Development, Peacemaking, Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Nigeria
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2020
Citation: "Victims in War and Peace." Nextier Security, Peace, and Development. December 2020.

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Executive Summary

Most women and girls in Africa’s conflict zones have become endangered species on account of ongoing internal displacement, sexual exploitation and sometimes deployment as suicide bombers. Northeastern Nigeria and eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have assumed terrible notoriety for this gender-based violence on the continent. Recent advances in peace research underscore the need for equal treatment of men and women to promote quality peace in society.

This edition of Nextier SPD Weekly examines female victimisation and highlights this phenomenon’s consequences for peace on the continent, especially Nigeria and DRC.