16 facts about violence against women and girls in Nigeria

16 Days of Activism


Violence Against Women and Girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in the world. One in three women experience physical, sexual or intimate-partner violence; are victims of trafficking, or are subject to violent social norms.

This is a collection of 16 advocacy briefs, highlighting facts, context and recommendations about violence against women and girls in Nigeria. It is sponsored by the Spotlight Initiative, the world’s largest targeted effort to end all forms of violence against women and girls.

In this compilation of facts about violence against women and girls in Nigeria, we are not only confronted with the evidence of worrying trends, but UNICEF is demonstrating that violence in all forms is preventable.

We salute the courage and tenacity of all the Change Makers mentioned, who are increasingly raising their voices and demanding action. We must all join hands to act and ensure we leave no women or girls behind.

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Spotlight Initiative - The European Union, United Nations, UNICEF, Federal Minstry of Women Affairs
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