Boko Haram offers relatively better life for some women than north Nigerian society. Many women have looked to religion for a space of relative autonomy, generating the apparent paradox of female support for sharia law
Violence affects all South Africans, with the greatest impact on black and poor people. Young black men have the highest chance of being murdered. Violence against children and women is at the root of this problem.
Even more shocking is that living in a resource-rich country makes you more likely to suffer domestic violence, by a full 9 percentage points.
A study found that northern Uganda had the highest rate of post-traumatic stress and depression ever recorded among displaced and conflict-affected populations anywhere in the world.
In the camps “men feel less like men”, and their bruised egos all too readily flare into violence. ilary