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Gender, masculinities and social cohesion

How religion and religious communities can shape norms and understanding in Nigeria

2017 Available in English

Discussion between community members in Nigeria.

Discussion between community members in Nigeria. Photo: Tom Price/Tearfund

A research report of a qualitative survey conducted in six communities in two states of Nigeria in November 2017.

Christian and Muslim community members were interviewed to investigate social norms around gender, particularly concepts of masculinities, and attitudes to and understandings of sexual and gender-based violence. This was carried out in the context of ongoing family planning, HIV and peacebuilding work in the targeted communities. The study also sought to explore the intersections between these issues.

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