Mapping of Sexual and Gender Based Violence(SGBV) In IDP Camps & Selected Communities in Borno State, North East Nigeria – WRAPA Distributes Support Materials to IDP SGBV Mapping Research Respondents
The Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) with support from TrustAfrica, conducted a scoping project aimed at data and documentation to provide a more comprehensive review of the nature and prevalence of SGBV incidents within the context of the insurgency. The Research Project has mapped existing interventions and their effectiveness in providing documented evidence derived directly from SGBV survivors in camps and host communities in Borno State. The findings will support the advocacy for accountability of actors in the conflict and related circumstances. The Research will also provide programming content towards design of support interventions for Sexual and Gender Based Violence Survivors.
WRAPA/TrustAfrica Project Team is indebted to the SGBV Research Respondents, without whom, the Project would not have been able to meet its objectives. Therefore, and in appreciation of their cooperation with us and willingness to share their stories/experiences, WRAPA extended support materials to assist them and their families. The items cover individual and communal materials. To this end, all gifted trade machines are for general use in the Safe Space Centers within the IDP Camps and were handed over to Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development as custodians and managers of the Safe Space Centers for installation and supervision of use.
This intervention impacted the lives of a total number of one hundred and sixty-five (165) women and cut across eight (8) IDP camps in Borno State, North-East Nigeria namely; Dalori IDP camp (11), Farm Centre IDP camp (10), Kusheri IDP camp (12), Teachers Village IDP camp (20), Gubio Road IDP camp (22), Madinatu IDP camp (35), Bakassi IDP camp (43) and Galtimari IDP camp (12). Out of the total number of women empowered, forty-five (45) women had infants and as such, WRAPA provided support materials for their children as well.
Each woman received six (6) yards of fabric, eights (8) bars of soap, a bucket and nine (9) infant clothes (in the case of a mother with infant(s)). Furthermore, to improve the economic situations of this women, they were also provided with trade materials such as sewing machines and sewing accessories, pasta making machine and ingredients for making pasta, materials for knitting, amongst others. The women were shared into clusters for the proper utilization of the trade materials.
All representatives of the empowered women at the different IDP camps expressed with joy, profound gratitude to WRAPA and TrustAfrica for this intervention and promised to make good use of the materials gifted them.
WRAPA recognizes that financial and economic challenges are one of the major causes of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV), hence the reason for this intervention.