Women freed from Boko Haram rejected for bringing ‘bad blood’ back home

Women and girls freed from Boko Haram face discrimination and rejection by their families and communities when they return home and need better support from the Nigerian government and NGOs, according to a new report.

As the military gain ground from the Islamic militant group, more women and girls, who have been subjected to sexual violence, are being released.

But when they get home, they are viewed with mistrust and suspicion, and do not receive adequate support to help them cope with the trauma of what they’ve experienced, according to the report, Bad blood: perceptions of children born of conflict-related sexual violence and women and girls associated with Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria, published on Tuesday by International Alert and the UN children’s fund, Unicef.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Thanks primitives!
    End all foreign aid to and immigration from Africa NOW!

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And Detroit and St. Louis and Chicago and Baltimore and Atlanta…

  • FactsWillOut

    If they float, they’re witches.

  • Shebel

    If Obama wasn’t such a Racist— he could possibly spend some time Saving his pseudo-People from Islam in Africa.

    We know -Obama — Africa don’t count for much——-

  • Cat-astrophe

    We used to openly comment about how life (lives) meant nothing in these countries, how being killed and injured seemed like it meant nothing to these people. So the fact these girls were abused against their will, but in this world where everything is honor, emotion, the girls probably accept their new status in the world, and the locals are doing what they have done is this repeated (through the millennia) event. It’s just life in their world.
    So, tell again, why are we bringing these people here in the thousands?

    • Minicapt

      Cultural enrichment and improving Justine’s self-esteem.


    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      So they’ll vote Lieberal in perpetuity.

  • One of the saddest things I’ve seen all day is a child, having been accused of witchcraft, abandoned and starving.

    The Nigerians won’t scour the countryside for Boko Haram but will starve a child to death? Am I missing something?


    • Maggat

      No, you are missing nothing. That’s Africa.

      • Excuse me while I weep.

        • DavidinNorthBurnaby

          Just remember that our culture is no better to the relativist multi-cultis. :rolleyes