Gender and Sexual Violence: Challenges of Female Education in Maiduguri Internally Displaced Persons Camps, Northeast Nigeria


  • Adam Gana Bawa, Supreet Kaur, Pedada Durga Rao


Access to education is a fundamental human right and a global development priority as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states. Yet millions of females among the world’s ever-growing Internally Displaced Persons population, education remains aspiration rather than reality. Life in displacement presents perpetual limited access to schooling. Perhaps, Gender and sexual violence pose a threat for the possible realization of female quality and equal access to education. Internally Displaced Persons are at high risk of Gender and Sexual Violence due to lack of protection. A sample of 403 Internally Displaced Persons and Camps Officials were randomly and proportionately selected across five major Camps for the purpose of this study. Interview and Questionnaire are used as instruments to obtain information and as well the obtained information are analysed utilising simple percentage as statistical tool. Finally, the study concludes that the disruption to education caused by conflict, sexual violence and displacement among Internally Persons in Maiduguri are severe. However, it is recommended that there is need for urgent action from governments and other stakeholders to invest in education as a core part of the conflict recovery in Maiduguri.