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Mindfulness: helping young people in Nigeria find stillness in their breath

Have you heard about mindfulness?

It is a type of meditation involving breathing methods and other practices to help reduce stress.

Girls like Hauwa learn these relaxation methods at EU-funded centres run by our partner, the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Educators are helping young people affected by conflict find new ways to destress and cope.

In northeast Nigeria, nearly two-thirds of women and girls have experienced one or more forms of violence.

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Publication date: 27/01/2022

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