Jessica Caroline Young

Jessica Caroline Young is a programme analyst at UN Women Nigeria, and formerly with UNDP Nigeria. Her work focuses on advancing the women, peace, and security agenda, and promoting women’s economic empowerment.

Content by Jessica Caroline Young
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    The shadow pandemic: Gender-based violence and COVID-19

    Increases in gender-based violence during lockdowns, labelled the “shadow pandemic” by the UN, threaten the lives and livelihoods of women and girls in Africa’s largest economy. Nigeria has long been facing a gender-based violence crisis, with 30% of women and girls aged 15-49 having experienced sexual abuse. Lack of coordination amongst key stakeholders and poor...

    19 May 2020 | Jessica Caroline Young, Camron Aref-Adib