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Nigeria: Konduga IRC Women's Protection and Empowerment Rapid Assessment Report, September 2016


 To assess the availability of GBV prevention and response services
 To understand the concerns and needs of women and girls,
 To understand existing community mechanisms to respond to GBV
 To propose interventions to provide GBV response services for women and girls


From September 7-8, 2016 the IRC conducted a rapid assessment on GBV in Konduga in order to better understand the concerns of women and girls. The areas assessed in Konduga included: Yandrari Kura, Yandrari Gana, Mandrari 1, Mandrari 2 villages, and the Primary School across from Mandrari. The assessment methodology included six focus group discussions (FGDs), community mapping, and safety audits. Kanuri was the language spoken during the assessment. The information obtained provides insight into the concerns and needs of women and girls in the communities and will be used to inform IRCs GBV and RH programming, advocacy, and how to best address risks that women identified.

Key findings: 

The assessment identified several unmet needs of women and girls, including severe service provision gaps in the areas of GBV response and reproductive health (RH) which need immediate redress. Women and girls expressed a lack of acceptance of and isolation of survivors as the most concerning issue.

Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Date(s): 
08 Sep 2016
Report completed
Collection Method(s): 
Focus group discussion
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
International Rescue Committee