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.
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
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