#BokoHaram: The Women Who Resolve Conflict


Good programme called The Conversation by the BBC which highlights the work that Dr Fatima Akilu of Nigeria has done with Boko Haram members. Akilu is a psychologist, and was formerly the Director of Behavioural Analysis and Strategic Communication in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA). Dr Akilu used to work as a psychologist for the UK’s National Health Service until she was hired by Nigeria’s National Security Adviser to assist in Nigeria’s battle with Boko Haram. She counsels and deradicalises former Boko Haram members and women who were married to members of the group or kidnapped by them.

You can listen to a clip here and the entire programme here.

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