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Trafficking and the Boko Haram Conflict: The Not So Good, the Bad, and the Outright Ugly

  • Eleanor Ann NwadinobiEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the situation affecting women and girls who are trafficked within the Boko Haram conflict. It navigates the entrenched cultural and traditional norms existing in the geographical area and how the conflict poses a double jeopardy for women and girls who are already marginalized. The added element of trafficking, as another author calls it, builds the arsenal of Boko Haram. This crisis within a crisis shows the nexus between trafficking, and the Boko Haram conflict and is categorized as the “not so good,” the “bad,” and the “outright ugly.” The abductions of the Chibok and the Dapchi girls are examples which are discussed, as well as the stigma that survivors undergo. The women, peace, and security agenda; the role of the media; and the role of female hunters provide avenues for addressing the issue. The chapter ends with a set of recommendations.

Keywords

Boko Haram Nigeria Trafficking Chibok 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Widows Development Organisation (WiDO)AbujaNigeria

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