Case Studies

  Zainab is one of the children living in Rindebe IDP settlement. She relocated to this settlement with her family seeking for an opportunity to rebuild their lives after Boko Haram invasion in her community, Maffa, Borno State.  She wishes for nothing more than to go to school and ...
Musa lives in Rindebe IDP settlement. He fell from the bed when he was a year old, he cried for days but the parents didn't know the fall had damaged his leg. They kept giving him local herbs to calm his temperature. About 5 years ago, Boko Haram insurgent invaded his community, Maffa in Borno State ...
‘One Saturday morning, I went to my uncle house like I always do, to help him with the house chores. Immediately I finished, he requested I brought his wristwatch to his room where he was. I was very scared when he hastily locked the door when I went in. He tried to persuade me to lie in bed with ...
Sefiyat is 10 years old and lives in the Kafuwa community near to Abuja airport. She is not in school and works at home with her family. Not being able to afford fees, uniform or enough food to eat are also big barriers. For girls especially, discrimination or violence at school leads to poor ...
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Kaltume is the third child of four children. She does not know how old she is. She lives with her mother Aishatu Ibrahim, her father died three years ago. Kaltume does not go to school. She would like to go to school but her mother can only afford to send her brother Abba. Kaltume hawks 'wara' which ...
"Marriage has never been a high priority for me. A bout of polio I had as a child left my legs severely stunted so I consider myself lucky to be able to walk at all. In a region where women with disabilities often face prejudice from potential suitors, I decided to put all my energy into gaining an ...
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