Listening to the stories of Boko Haram’s wives
The Nigerian based NGO Development Research and Projects Centre (dRPC) is one of the 10 organisations and institutions partnering with the Conjugal Slavery in War (CSiW) project. This project documents cases of forced marriage in conflict situations in northeast Nigeria. The dRPC is also tracking initiatives that seek redress for victims of Boko Haram (BH) through either international prosecution or local reparations programmes. In its work for the CSiW project, dRPC has interviewed numerous survivors of forced marriage and rape at the hands of BH insurgents. The qualitative research approach has allowed the organisation to document the experiences of respondents during captivity in great depth.
Read full interview with Umar Ahmad Umar