In Nigeria, violence against women and girls (VAWG), including sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is pervasive and often occurs without repercussions for perpetrators and justice for survivors. Violence against Women and Girls is rooted in the lack of recognition and awareness of women’s and girls’ rights, gender inequality, negative gender-bias, community norms, and deep-rooted sociocultural beliefs that subjugate women and girls. In Nasarawa state, these issues of VAWG become more complex with the incessant incidences of conflict between and within communities, herdsmen and pastoralists, and increased contention for scarce resources such as food, land, and water, all of which increases the risk of VAWG.
The project, “Strengthening Community Response to Violence against Women and Girls” project was developed in response to the issues of VAWG raised by the Community Peace Committees in Nasarawa state. Download the project evaluation report!