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Vol. 16, February 2015: Shifting Roles: Girls and Women in Boko Haramís Strategic Terrorism
By Leslie Ngwa
This paper analyzes Boko Haramís modus operandi in Nigeria and Cameroon. The author examines the growing trend in Boko Haramís asymmetrical warmongering that increasingly involves women as a key element in their strategy. Both countries, and the international community must go beyond speechifying and barren activism, and sustain a proactive community-based strategy in dealing with gender-based violence in this war of attrition. Gender-based community action can pave the way for a stronger, women-led resistance in the fight against Boko Haram.

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