Global outrage was sparked three years ago when 276 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in northeast Nigeria were kidnapped by the insurgency group Boko Haram.
They are just some of the 8,000 women and girls, and many boys who have been abducted in Nigeria, the majority of whom remain in captivity, largely forgotten.
Tragically, we have found that survivors and their children born of sexual violence are stigmatised when they return home, their blood seen to be ‘tainted’ by Boko Haram.
That is why, together with UNICEF, we work to support all groups torn apart by this violence, who are now also suffering from Africa’s fastest growing displacement crisis.
Alongside the urgent need for water and food, these people desperately need more support to start building their everyday peace.
We have set up dialogue sessions, which have so far helped nearly 5,000 women and girls open up about their concerns and begin to move on with life after Boko Haram. Our workshops are changing attitudes among a further 5,000 community members.
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