Understanding and addressing the SRH needs and challenges of young women and girls in humanitarian settings in Nigeria and Uganda

Izugbara, C., Esiet, N. and Kanaahe, B.
Publication language
Date published
01 Mar 2023
Research, reports and studies
Nigeria, Uganda
International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

This research project sought to gather and use evidence to improve the design and delivery of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services among adolescent and young women in Muna El Badawe Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria and Nakivale Refugee Settlement Camp in Isingiro, Uganda. Following quantitative and qualitative research, the study found that use of contraception and other SRHR services is low. The data indicates this may be linked to low decision-making power, stigma, and lack of awareness. The study further found differences between the two locations that may help to inform and tailor future SRHR services across humanitarian settings, including around how concentrated cultural norms in an IDP camp impact decision-making and stigma differently than the more diverse population of the refugee camp.