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Jun 09

Nigeria: Fractured and Forgotten Discrimination and Violence Along Religious Fault Lines

Co-hosted by the 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative

Fractured and forgotten, communities of faith in northern and central Nigeria face not only systematic discrimination, but also significant security threats from Boko Haram violence and the accelerating aggression of Fulani militants in the Middle Belt. With five million people displaced indefinitely, Nigeria faces one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.

This timely program will feature the release of a new, in-depth report detailing the primary challenges to religious freedom in Nigeria, an interview with a mother whose daughter was kidnapped from the Chibok Government Secondary School, and strategic policy approaches that could help the U.S. meaningfully stand with Nigeria at this critical time.

More About the Speakers

Elijah Brown
Executive Vice President, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative

Keynote Remarks
Ambassador David Saperstein
Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, U.S. Department of State

Becky Gadzama
Co-Founder, Education Must Continue Initiative


Parent of Kidnapped Chibok school girl

Closing Remarks
The Honorable Frank R. Wolf
Distinguished Senior Fellow, 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative

Hosted By

Joshua Meservey Joshua Meservey

Policy Analyst, Africa and the Middle East Read More