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Sept. 18, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

"Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest extremist groups, has used at least 105 women and girls in suicide attacks since June 2014, when a woman set off a bomb at an army barracks in Nigeria, according to The Long War Journal, which tracks terrorist activity" (para 5). "Boko Haram’s abuse of women first shocked the world two years ago, when it stormed a school in Nigeria and fled with about 300 girls, many of whom were never found. Hundreds of other women and girls have been abducted, imprisoned, raped and sometimes intentionally impregnated, perhaps with the goal of creating a new generation of fighters" (para 9). "The authorities in ...more
Sept. 18, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GEW-DATA-1

"Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest extremist groups, has used at least 105 women and girls in suicide attacks since June 2014, when a woman set off a bomb at an army barracks in Nigeria, according to The Long War Journal, which tracks terrorist activity" (para 5). "Boko Haram’s abuse of women first shocked the world two years ago, when it stormed a school in Nigeria and fled with about 300 girls, many of whom were never found. Hundreds of other women and girls have been abducted, imprisoned, raped and sometimes intentionally impregnated, perhaps with the goal of creating a new generation of fighters" (para 9).
Sept. 18, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: EWCMS-PRACTICE-4

"Boko Haram, one of the world’s deadliest extremist groups, has used at least 105 women and girls in suicide attacks since June 2014, when a woman set off a bomb at an army barracks in Nigeria, according to The Long War Journal, which tracks terrorist activity" (para 5). "Boko Haram often sends male fighters to set upon mosques. But last month, a woman dressed as a man set off her explosives during morning prayers in a village in northeastern Nigeria. Another woman was waiting outside the mosque, and as people fled the first blast, she detonated her own explosives as well. In all, at least 24 people were killed" (para ...more
Sept. 1, 2017, 9:15 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LO-SCALE-3

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Sept. 1, 2017, 8:51 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LO-SCALE-2

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Sept. 1, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LO-SCALE-1

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Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

“Daily life for those with disabilities in Plateau, and elsewhere in Nigeria, is bleak. … Workplaces are also inaccessible: many employers presume that disabled women have poor intellectual skills, and customers may be reluctant to buy goods from them” (para 4).
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: CWC-DATA-3

“Camps for internally displaced people (IDP) are often difficult to navigate for those with mobility problems or other disabilities. We have heard of men forcing disabled women and girls to have sex with them in exchange for ‘help’ getting food and water. In the Jos North district, 15 out of 35 women with disabilities spoke of violations in IDP camps” (para 9).
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DV-DATA-1

“Globally, women with disabilities are twice as likely to experience domestic violence” (para 10).
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

“Even when they are able to escape [violence], women with disabilities might have to leave behind mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, medicine and hearing aids. This can lead to long-term health consequences and restrict their independence. If their caregivers have left the area, the women may become completely dependent on others” (para 8).
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GEW-PRACTICE-1

“People with hearing impairments might not hear warnings, gunshots and sounds of others running away, and so remain behind, in danger. … We also heard of women who mistakenly ran towards the attackers and were raped and killed” (para 6).
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-2

“During our research, we heard from girls with mental and intellectual disabilities whose parents had injected them with contraceptive implants in case men raped them” (para 12).
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

“We have heard of men forcing disabled women and girls to have sex with them in exchange for ‘help’ getting food and water” (para 9). “Because women with disabilities rely on those in power, the risks of sexual violence and abuse are greater. When asked to identify perpetrators of violence, most of the women we interviewed named caregivers and family members – followed by security agents. We heard of female students experiencing violence from those charged with helping them. In one case, a student who was supposed to be helping a visually impaired woman to transcribe her notes raped her” (para 11). “When Uhuam went into labour, her family were ...more
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

“We heard of female students experiencing violence from those charged with helping them. In one case, a student who was supposed to be helping a visually impaired woman to transcribe her notes raped her. She became pregnant and had to drop out of university” (para 11).
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-3

“Conflict can be both a cause of disability and a devastating complication for those already living with disabilities. Although all disabled people are affected, women face intersecting discrimination because of their gender and disability” (para 1). “Daily life for those with disabilities in Plateau, and elsewhere in Nigeria, is bleak. … Women said healthcare is often inaccessible – physically, financially and because staff have little knowledge of how to manage care for patients with disabilities” (para 4). “During our research, we heard from girls with mental and intellectual disabilities whose parents had injected them with contraceptive implants in case men raped them” (para 12).
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GP-DATA-2

“Women with disabilities are not involved in policymaking. Although there is increasing recognition of the need to put women at the centre of peace and security efforts, women and girls with disabilities are rarely included explicitly" (para 14).
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“There is little research on the experiences of women and girls living with disability in conflict. To fill this gap, Inclusive Friends, a disability rights organisation, and the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme studied the implications of violence for women and girls living with disability in Plateau state, where there has been sporadic violence along ethno-religious lines and between farmers and pastoralists for the past 15 years. Women with disabilities led and participated in the research" (para 2-3).
Aug. 31, 2017, 4:49 p.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

“In the Jos North district, 15 out of 35 women with disabilities spoke of violations in IDP camps” (para 9). “Globally, women with disabilities are … up to three times more likely to be raped by a stranger or acquaintance” (para 10).
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: AFE-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

4.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

2.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-4

12.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MARR-SCALE-3

8.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: INFIB-SCALE-1

3.0
Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: MARR-SCALE-1

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Aug. 23, 2017, 12:46 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

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