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SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA: A SILENT EPIDEMIC (2017)
 

SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA: A SILENT EPIDEMIC (2013)

Sexual Abuse in Nigeria: A Silent Epidemic is the report of an analysis of 155 cases by Project Alert. The 155 cases covered a one year period (Dec 2010- Nov 2011) and were got from NGOs and offices of the National Human Rights Commission across the 6 geo-political zones. The report revealed that sexual abuse had assumed epidemic proportions, with female children (ages 1-17) being 69% 0f the victims. The findings of this report calls for urgent action to end this epidemic.

 

ABUSED: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN SOUTH- WEST NIGERIA (2011)

Abused is a research publication which highlights women’s fear and actual experience of violent crimes in South-West Nigeria; the impact of the violence on their lives; and their perception of the criminal justice system. The strength ofAbused lies in literature review and the theoretical framework for explaining women’s fear of crime and actual experience of victimization and the individual stories told by the women in the South-West zone. Graphs and charts are used richly to clearly explain statistical data adduced as evidence in relation to the various crimes committed against women and young girls in South-West Nigeria

 
NO SAFE HAVEN: ATTACKS ON WOMEN IN NIGERIA (2007 - 2009)

Welcome to the seventh publication of No Save Haven, a compilation of selected print media reports dedicated to archiving everyday incidents of violence on women and young girls in Nigeria. From our maiden edition published in 2000, when Project Alert on Violence against Women as an organization was just over a year old, our unflinching goal was to ensure the publication would serve as a valuable resource material and database for all and sundry. Over a decade later, the publication continues to serve as an invaluable hallmark for purposes of legislative advocacy amongst others.
Ongoing occurrence of violent acts against women and young girls make it a necessity to continue in the fight to end the scourge. As such the relevance of a book like No Safe Haven cannot be overemphasized as it clearly depicts the tales of many whose lives unfortunately ended ...read more
 
MALE INVOLVEMENT IN ELIMINATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (2009)

This report is the product of the organization’s Male Involvement Project, MIP, which aims to actively involve men in the campaign to end all forms of violence against women and young girls. The publication, Male Involvement in Eliminating Violence Against Women, (which has two editions) chronicles the findings of various consultative forums on the theme: Role of Men in Eliminating Violence Against Women in Nigeria. read more
BEACON OF HOPE (2008)

Beacon of Hope is the first compendium of decided cases on women’s human rights cases in Nigeria. This publication of Project Alert is a valuable and indispensable tool for research. Beacon of Hope is a legal publication which has come to fill the gap for the lack of decided cases on women’s human rights cases, adding value and advancing legal reporting within the sphere of women’s human rights work. read more
REPORT OF PARTNERSHIP WORKSHOP ON GENDER- BASED VIOLENCE- (2007)

This is another literature on gender based violence. This book is the report of an activity jointly carried out by Project Alert and CLEEN Foundation. The activity, a Partnership Workshop on an Integrated Response to Gender-Based Violence brought together all service providers – the police, social workers, health officials, the judiciary, CSOs etc. to discuss and fashion out ways of jointly responding to reported cases of gender-based violence in Lagos state. The book is a report of the 2-Days workshop. The book highlights the important role state and non-state actors, can jointly play in ensuring justice, care and support for female victims of violent crimes, including crime in the home – domestic violence. The book highlights the important role the Nigerian Police have to play in access to justice. read more
MALE INVOLVEMENT IN ELIMINATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (2007)

This report is the product of the organization’s Male Involvement Project, MIP, which aims to actively involve men in the campaign to end all forms of violence against women and young girls. The publication, Male Involvement in Eliminating Violence Against Women, (which has two editions) chronicles the findings of various consultative forums on the theme: Role of Men in Eliminating Violence Against Women in Nigeria. read more
RESPONDING TO GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE: A TOOL BOOK (2006)

The GBV tool book is a joint publication of Project Alert and CLEEN Foundation aimed at enhancing sensitive response to reported cases of GBV by the police in particular and the public in general. It also serves as a guide for victims, on necessary first steps to take after a criminal victimization must have occurred. The tool book is a rich literature on gender based violence, explaining what it means; highlighting frequently asked questions; identifying the various legal frameworks for responding to GBV; and the ideal response to reported cases. It is a valuable book for training; for victims; law enforcement officers; social welfare officers; and NGOs. A section of the tool book explains highlights the key issues contained in the now Domestic Violence Law of Lagos state (as at the time of publication, it was a bill). The book is indeed a valuable tool for workshops and trainings. read more

NO SAFE HAVEN ( November 2005 - December 2007)

No Safe Haven an annual publication of Project Alert, is a compilation of selected print media reports of attacks on women and young girls in Nigeria. The stories contained in the report, range from domestic violence, rape, acid bathe, murder, kidnap, etc. The first edition was published in 2000 and we have successfully kept with the publications in subsequent years. No Safe Haven can be found in the following editions: 1999- 2000, 2000-2002, 2002- 2003, 2003- 2004, 2004- 2005 and 2005- 2007. No Safe Haven is a valuable resource material for all. read more

SOPHIA’S PLACE (2005)

Sophia’s Place is an evaluation study of Project Alert shelter, which was set up in May 2001. It is the very first shelter for abused women and young girls in Nigeria, and provides support and protection for female victims of domestic and sexual violence. The book explains the important work of Project Alert to the Nigerian public thereby seeking to create a better understanding of Project Alert work and mobilizing further support. This book makes for a great read. read more


NO SAFE HAVEN ( December 2004 - November 2005)

No Safe Haven an annual publication of Project Alert, is a compilation of selected print media reports of attacks on women and young girls in Nigeria. The stories contained in the report, range from domestic violence, rape, acid bathe, murder, kidnap, etc. The first edition was published in 2000 and we have successfully kept with the publications in subsequent years. No Safe Haven can be found in the following editions: 1999- 2000, 2000-2002, 2002- 2003, 2003- 2004, 2004- 2005 and 2005- 2007. No Safe Haven is a valuable resource material for all. read more
ELIMINATING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (2005)

This is a publication on the report of sensitization/advocacy workshop on the domestic violence bill presented by Legal Defence and Assistance Project, LEDAP, another NGO, before 12 state houses of assembly. A UN Women supported project, the sensitization workshops were carried out in six (6) states across the country. The workshop was aimed at sensitizing people in the state where the draft domestic violence bill was submitted on the issues that gave rise to the bill, the contents of the bill; and the need for the bill to be passed in the states. It contains well researched presentations by the seasoned resource persons. read more

LIQUID HATE (2004)

Liquid Hate is a book which came to light as a response to the increasing number of acid bathe in Nigeria in general, and Edo state, south south Nigeria in particular. The book is the result of an advocacy campaign in Edo state which took place on the 9th November 2004. The book has sections covering the advocacy campaign itself; and compilation of reported cases of acid bathe of women. Interestingly, it also captures reported cases of acid bathe of men. read more

NO SAFE HAVEN ( December 2003 - December 2004)

No Safe Haven an annual publication of Project Alert, is a compilation of selected print media reports of attacks on women and young girls in Nigeria. The stories contained in the report, range from domestic violence, rape, acid bathe, murder, kidnap, etc. The first edition was published in 2000 and we have successfully kept with the publications in subsequent years. No Safe Haven can be found in the following editions: 1999- 2000, 2000-2002, 2002- 2003, 2003- 2004, 2004- 2005 and 2005- 2007. No Safe Haven is a valuable resource material for all. read more
NO SAFE HAVEN ( December 2002 - November 2003)

No Safe Haven an annual publication of Project Alert, is a compilation of selected print media reports of attacks on women and young girls in Nigeria. The stories contained in the report, range from domestic violence, rape, acid bathe, murder, kidnap, etc. The first edition was published in 2000 and we have successfully kept with the publications in subsequent years. No Safe Haven can be found in the following editions: 1999- 2000, 2000-2002, 2002- 2003, 2003- 2004, 2004- 2005 and 2005- 2007. No Safe Haven is a valuable resource material for all. read more
BEYOND BOUNDARIES (2001)

Beyond Boundaries is the report of the first comprehensive research on violence against women in Nigeria. It is the first attempt to put together in one document, statistical information on violence against women, establishing the prevalence, forms, and consequences of violence against women in Nigeria. The research was conducted in twelve (12) states across the six geopolitical zones that make up the country. One of the major findings of the research, as captured in the report, was the need for a shelter for abused women in Nigeria. This gave rise to Project Alert’s shelter known as Sophia’s Place. Beyond Boundaries is a good resource material for students, lecturers, researchers, and indeed everyone. read more

NO SAFE HAVEN ( December 2000 - November 2002)

No Safe Haven an annual publication of Project Alert, is a compilation of selected print media reports of attacks on women and young girls in Nigeria. The stories contained in the report, range from domestic violence, rape, acid bathe, murder, kidnap, etc. The first edition was published in 2000 and we have successfully kept with the publications in subsequent years. No Safe Haven can be found in the following editions: 1999- 2000, 2000-2002, 2002- 2003, 2003- 2004, 2004- 2005 and 2005- 2007. No Safe Haven is a valuable resource material for all. read more
NO SAFE HAVEN ( December 1999 - November 2000)

No Safe Haven an annual publication of Project Alert, is a compilation of selected print media reports of attacks on women and young girls in Nigeria. The stories contained in the report, range from domestic violence, rape, acid bathe, murder, kidnap, etc. The first edition was published in 2000 and we have successfully kept with the publications in subsequent years. No Safe Haven can be found in the following editions: 1999- 2000, 2000-2002, 2002- 2003, 2003- 2004, 2004- 2005 and 2005- 2007. No Safe Haven is a valuable resource material for all.read more

BREAKING THE SILENCE (1999)

Breaking the Silence is Project Alert’s first publication, as an organization. This book was published in 1999 after a workshop organized for crime correspondents on the need for reporting domestic violence. This book is a publication of the papers presented and discussions held at the workshop. Breaking the silence and challenging the myths that surround domestic violence is the central message of this publication. read more

   
   
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