"Bad Blood"

Perceptions of children born of conflict-related sexual violence and women and girls associated with Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria

STARS/Kristian Buus


Sexual violence is a characteristic of the ongoing insurgency in northeast Nigeria, during which hundreds of women and girls have been raped by fighters belonging to Boko Haram. Many of the women and girls were abducted, forcibly married to their captors and became pregnant as a result of rape. This report by International Alert and UNICEF provides policy and programming recommendations to ensure that reintegration and relocation plans are conflict sensitive and support child protection and peacebuilding outcomes.

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