HumAngle’s Gender Desk tracks incidents of gender-based violence. It also reports policy gaps as they affect gender issues. It focuses on GBV issues in conflict areas, displacement camps, other large-scale conflict situations, and post-conflict circumstances (e.g. experiences of widows). It also looks at the issues of sex for food and rape as a weapon of war.
REPORT CARD: How Did Buhari’s Administration Do On Women’s and Gender Issues?
Like every politician seeking to get into power, Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari made numerous promises to Nigerians before the 2015 general…Read More »
Survivors Reveal How Boko Haram Forced Women To Share ‘Period Pants’
Months after being rescued from Boko Haram captivity, Sabira, a 23-year-old, began experiencing pain and burning sensations during urination, as…Read More »
‘Firewood Rape’ Too Widespread In Rural Africa
All over wartorn parts of Africa, displaced women are often exposed to many kinds of sexual violence. But a particularly…Read More »
When Parents Don’t Press Charges Against The Men Who Raped Their Children
Three-year-old Deborah* was playing with her mates outside her home when one of her neighbours decided to take her for…Read More »
Man Who Slaughtered Six Arrested In Cameroon
Elvis Mdempowo is accused of slitting the throats of his girlfriend, her three children, her sister, and a cousin, all…Read More »
Clinic Throws Survivors Of Violence A Lifeline In Nigeria’s Adamawa State
Glory Emmanuel Masai is the focal person for Hope Center Numan. Photo: Saduwo Banyawa/HumAngle. Zuwaira,* 13, became a shadow of…Read More »
Are Anti-Violence Laws Helping Survivors In Nigeria’s Kaduna State?
When Halima* was a child, she was sexually assaulted by an older male cousin, who had been raised in the…Read More »
Women In Abusive Marriages; ‘I Wished I Had Never Married…’
“It started when we moved to Maiduguri after sudden attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in Bama LGA,” Fatima said. Fatima,…Read More »
Fear Of Stigma Silences Male Rape Victims
When Monsiri* was raped, he did something that was probably unusual for men his age – he told his mother.…Read More »
Women Break Silence Over Abuse With An App In Cameroon
The wall of silence over abuse against women in Cameroon is all but impenetrable. Three years ago, 21–year-old Rainatou suffered…Read More »