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Returning from the Land of Jihad: The Fate of Women Associated with Boko Haram

Women are streaming home from Boko Haram’s domain in north-eastern Nigeria, some having escaped captivity and others having left jihadist husbands behind.

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The state should safeguard these women from abuse, so that they stay in government-held areas and encourage men to come back as well.

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The Nigerian military’s battle with Boko Haram has led tens of thousands of women formerly associated with the group to return to government-held towns across the north east.

While prejudice against them has waned, many women remain ostracised and…

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