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Unheard Voices
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"Unheard Voices from Nigeria." Over these #16days, they finally tell their stories, their voices no longer silenced: #ENDviolence

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04 Sep. 2019 Teen Vogue
23 July 2020 The Guardian
19 Nov. 2018 NBC Montana
04 June 2020 BBC News
01 Oct. 2020 CBS News
09 June 2020 Thomson Reuters
06 April 2020 UN News

In Nigeria, nearly 30 per cent of women have experienced gender-based violence.

Insurgent attacks in the northeast over the past decade have made women and girls targets of gender-based violence, a devastating consequence of the ongoing conflict. Women and girls who are abducted by armed groups are raped and forced into marriage during captivity.

6 in 10

women in northeastern Nigeria have experienced some form of gender-based violence (GBV)

Yobe
Borno
Adamawa
6 in 10

women in northeastern Nigeria have experienced some form of gender-based violence (GBV)

53%

of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in these three states are women and girls

7.9 million people

more than half the population in this region—are in need of humanitarian assistance in 2020

If they manage to escape, they are further traumatized when ostracized by their communities. All crisis-affected women, even if not survivors of abduction, face heightened risk of gender-based violence, such as child marriage and beatings at the hands of their husbands.