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Changing Roles for Borno Women

Chineme Okafor’s article takes a closer look at PAGED Initiative’s documentary Uprooted, which follows the changing lives of Borno women following Boko Haram’s attacks on the region. Terrorism has resulted in the killing or displacement of Borno men, resulting in a shift in gender roles in Borno State. Out of necessity, women are now involved in traditionally male-dominated roles, including breadwinning and decision-making for the household. Uprooted’steam hopes the documentary will reaffirm the importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment in peacebuilding. Read the full article here.

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