Hilary Matfess is a former Research Analyst with ACLED. She received a BA in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University and an MA in African Studies from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She is the author of Women and the War on Boko Haram: Wives, Weapons, Witnesses.

Partner Spotlight: Front Line Defenders

The Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) is pleased to announce the incorporation of new partner data collected by Front Line Defenders, an international non-governmental organization committed to protecting human rights defenders at risk. Contributions from Front Line Defenders expand ACLED’s coverage of violence against human rights defenders around the world. © 2019…

New Data From Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD) Complements ACLED Reporting

ACLED is pleased to announce the incorporation of partner data collected by the Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD). In this infographic, ACLED Research Analyst Hilary Matfess explores the new data and examines how the partnership has improved our coverage of violence targeting aid workers around the world. © 2019 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data…

Développements explosifs : la menace croissante des engins explosifs improvisés dans l’ouest du Niger

Durant les sept derniers mois, des groupes armés ont conduit une série d’attaques au moyen d’engins explosifs improvisés (EEI) dans l’ouest du Niger – une première dans cette zone en proie à l’insurrection. L’utilisation croissante d’EEI par l’État Islamique au Grand Sahara (EIGS) dans les régions de Tillabéri et de Tahoua au Niger indique une…

Fact Sheet: Sexual Violence in Conflict

19 June 2019: On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, ACLED data confirm that sexual violence remains a serious threat around the world — both inside and outside of war-time contexts. Over the past year, ACLED has recorded an overall increase in reported sexual violence events,* and across regions political…