Even after kidnapped girls escape from Boko Haram, reintegrating into society is a big test

Even after escaping Boko Haram, kidnapped girls and women face social exclusion. They are often viewed as potential insurgents or as guilty of inviting sexual abuse on themselves. Mobile teams coordinated by Plan International are providing medical screenings, psychosocial support, cash transfers to cover school fees, skill-based workshops, and a range of other services, but regular attacks and the rampant social stigma undercut these efforts and make women and girls’ reintegration extremely challenging.

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