AN ASSESSMENT OF GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE ON WOMEN IN NEW KUCHINGORO IDP CAMP, ABUJA (2014-2020)

Ivy I. Nebe, Fadeke E. Owolabi (PhD)

Abstract


The United Nations has recognized gender-based violence against women as a global health and development issue and a lot of policies, public education, and action programs aimed at preventing gender-based violence have been undertaken around the world. Gender-based primarily affects women and girls globally; one in three women has experienced violence in their lifetimes. In conflict settings, women and girls tend to be more vulnerable to the dangers of gender-based violence. There are various forms of gender-based violence and it has severe effects on women and girls especially on their psychological and reproductive health. This study looks into gender-based violence in internally displaced persons camps on women and girls; its effects on women and girl. The above-mentioned therefore, necessitated this study, which used Theory of Femicide as the framework for analysis. The study adopted a cross-sectional research design The findings of the study reveals challenges that creates areas for recommendations such as the necessary need for investigating and creating awareness against the dangers of gender-based violence, for countries to appropriately implement laws at all levels pertaining gender-based violence and their judicial systems hold offenders responsible. In conclusion, there is need for both the federal government and international organization to help prevent gender-based violence in internally displaced persons camp. 

Keywords


Gender-based violence, internally displaced persons, displacement, violence, women and girls

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