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Preventing Election-Related Violence in Nigeria: What is Still Possible?

Published February 6, 2015 | By The Fund for Peace and Search for Common Ground

Nigeria’s national elections take place exactly ten days from today, with state-level elections two weeks thereafter. Below are six policy actions that we believe can be taken today, and every day, from now through the election and post-election period to mitigate violence within and between communities.

Violence Affecting Women & Girls: Quarterly Report for Q1 2015

Published February 1, 2015 | By Patricia Taft*

The number of overall incidents and fatalities reported in 2014 across the eight target states shows the highest levels of violence since 2009. While types of violence vary across states and time periods, the North East remains the most violent region, led by Borno State. VAWG has followed this national trend, with the overall situation deteriorating during 2014 and into January 2015. With steadily increasing VAWG incident reports year on year, reported incidents rose by over 30% in 2014 from 2013 based on Nigeria Watch data.

Violence Affecting Women & Girls Monthly Memo: December 2014

Published February 1, 2015 | By Patricia Taft*

In January, the Nigeria Stabilization and Reconciliation Program (NSRP) Sources filter continued to generate more reports about Violence Affecting Women and Girls (VAWG) than any other source integrated onto the platform. As we begin the first quarter of 2015, there are 50 self-identified Agents of Peace focusing on issues of gender in the NSRP states. As the project has grown, more organizations have stepped forward to be identified through the Observatory. Rivers continues to have the most Agents of Peace, with 17 organizations currently listed.

Briefing on Understanding the Nigeria Elections

FFP Event - February 9, 2015

With Nigeria's general elections just around the corner, many observers have noted that the potential for violence is elevated. We invite you to a forum at 2:00 pm on Monday, February 9 to discuss the current situation as it has evolved, possible scenarios of violence which may occur, and what civil society actors have been doing to get ahead of what otherwise could be a serious challenge for peace and security in Nigeria.

Conflict Bulletin: Rivers State - January 2015

Published January 26, 2015 | By Nate Haken*

Among the largest of the oil-producing Nigerian states, Rivers had been at the heart of the Niger Delta militancy until 2009. Now the state remains beset with a different array of political, communal, and criminal issues, including cult and gang-related violence, protests, and kidnappings. Rivers is a pivotal state in the upcoming February 2015 Nigeria general elections and has experienced an elevated risk of election-related violence throughout 2014.

Nigeria 2015 Elections Scenarios and Recommendations: Zamfara State

Published January 15, 2015 | By Peace and Security Working Group

These reports are a collaborative effort of The Fund for Peace and other members of the Nigeria Peace and Security Working Group (PSWG) in Nigeria. These reports reflect the result of a participatory process with national and local-level stakeholders on potential risk factors and scenarios for the February 2015 Nigeria general elections.

Nigeria 2015 Elections Scenarios and Recommendations: Yobe State

Published January 15, 2015 | By Peace and Security Working Group

These reports are a collaborative effort of The Fund for Peace and other members of the Nigeria Peace and Security Working Group (PSWG) in Nigeria. These reports reflect the result of a participatory process with national and local-level stakeholders on potential risk factors and scenarios for the February 2015 Nigeria general elections.

Nigeria 2015 Elections Scenarios and Recommendations: Taraba State

Published January 15, 2015 | By Peace and Security Working Group

These reports are a collaborative effort of The Fund for Peace and other members of the Nigeria Peace and Security Working Group (PSWG) in Nigeria. These reports reflect the result of a participatory process with national and local-level stakeholders on potential risk factors and scenarios for the February 2015 Nigeria general elections.

Nigeria 2015 Elections Scenarios and Recommendations: Rivers State

Published January 15, 2015 | By Peace and Security Working Group

These reports are a collaborative effort of The Fund for Peace and other members of the Nigeria Peace and Security Working Group (PSWG) in Nigeria. These reports reflect the result of a participatory process with national and local-level stakeholders on potential risk factors and scenarios for the February 2015 Nigeria general elections.

Nigeria 2015 Elections Scenarios and Recommendations: Plateau State

Published January 15, 2015 | By Peace and Security Working Group

These reports are a collaborative effort of The Fund for Peace and other members of the Nigeria Peace and Security Working Group (PSWG) in Nigeria. These reports reflect the result of a participatory process with national and local-level stakeholders on potential risk factors and scenarios for the February 2015 Nigeria general elections.

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