Women, Security, and Gender-Based Violence in the Northeast, Nigeria
Gender-based violence is inevitable in every armed conflict zone. To survive, every human being, including women and girls, requires security. In armed conflict zones, however, women and girls are more vulnerable to the dangers of insecurity. These difficulties may influence them physically, psychologically, economically, and educationally. They may also have to live with the effects of their trauma for the rest of their lives. The effects of the Boko Haram insurgency on women’s security in Nigeria’s northeast are the subject of this study. This investigation relied on structural violence theory. It’s a meta-analytical study based on secondary sources like books, journals, papers, documented data, and online sources. The study examines the security of women during the insurgency in Northeast Nigeria, which resulted in gender-based violence and the displacement of many people, making Nigeria one of the countries with the largest number of internally displaced persons. The kidnapping of the Chibok girls, which gained international attention, was the peak of the north-eastern insurgency, Thus, this research underscores the government’s failure to maintain maximum security and combat impunity by investigating and prosecuting militants’ as well as political leaders’ and security officers’ crimes. Hence, the study suggests a course of action that may serve as a catalyst for ending violent confrontations and protecting the vulnerable from all sorts of gender-based violence.
Isola, Abidemi Abiola and Tolulope, Adeogun
"Women, Security, and Gender-Based Violence in the Northeast, Nigeria,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 24:
4, Article 6.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol24/iss4/6