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Vol. 16, February 2015: Shifting Roles: Girls and Women in Boko Haram’s Strategic Terrorism
 
By Leslie Ngwa
 
This paper analyzes Boko Haram’s modus operandi in Nigeria and Cameroon. The author examines the growing trend in Boko Haram’s 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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