Women and Girls Targeted by Insurgent Violence in Nigeria

5 October 2019

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Gender-based violence (GBV) is a defining characteristic of the ongoing conflict in north-eastern Nigeria, where 1.8 million women and girls of reproductive age remain at risk. UNFPA is working to ensure mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) is prioritized in primary health facilities, increase access to MHPSS for victims of trauma and GBV, and reach remote communities. More than 30 Women and Girls Safe Spaces, training for health services providers and social workers, community counselling and livelihood skills training have helped hundreds of thousands over the past 10 years to receive support needed to rebuild their lives.

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