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Introducing myself and my journal: Women's Challanges and Opportunities

About Me:
sustainable development, for people, through justice, human rights, awareness and prevention and ensure direct contact with people living HIV/AIDs, advocacy and promoting for young girl child’s education as human right and IDPs awareness for in situation and environment they live, by emphasizing linkages among the organizations, beneficiaries and partners involved in the critical issues stated.

SWEDO shall be involved in health care, awareness concerns for traditional myth/norms which usually oppose gender equality and equity, IHV/AIDs awareness and support programs for women, youth and IDPs.

Traditional Somali history has not been kind to the women and has often associated the term “NAAG” with their weakness, all demise of the family would be associated with the limitation of women. For that reason the organisation shall make more awareness in order to change the perceptions and beliefs that which despise women.

My Challenges:
The reason that made the organisation make more emphasis on Women’s /young girls’ right as human rights goes beyond history. Traditionally women do not enjoy equal access to basic human rights, protection, resources, and social services. Unfortunately, ge

My Vision for the Future:
Promoting Gender equality is promoting community Development

My Areas of Expertise:
Gender issue,

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Somalia’s history of conflict reveals an intriguing paradox––namely, many of the factors that drive armed conflict have also played a role in managing, ending, or preventing war. For instance, clannism and clan cleavages are a source of conflict–used to divide Somalis, fuel endemic clashes over resources and power, used to mobilize militia, and make broad-based reconciliation very difficult to achieve. Most of Somalia’s armed clashes since 1991 have been fought in the name of clan, often as a result of political leaders manipulating clannism for their own purposes. Yet traditional clan elders are a primary source of conflict mediation, clan-based customary law serves as the basis for negotiated settlements, and clan-based blood-payment groups serve as a deterrent to armed violence. Likewise, the central state is conventionally viewed as a potential source of rule of law and peaceful allocation of resources, but, at times in Somalia’s past, it was a source of violence and predation. Economic interests, too, have had an ambiguous relationship with conflict in Somalia. In some places, war economies have emerged that perpetuate violence and lawlessness, while in other instances business interests have been a driving force for peace, stability, and rule of law. Understanding under what circumstances these and other variables serve as escalators or de-escalators of violence—or both—is the subtle challenge conflict analysis faces in the Somali context. A brief review of conflict trends in Somalia underscores the point

SINCE the collapse of the state in 1991, the people of Somalia have been plagued by protracted political insecurity and brutal militarized violence, survived without social services or state protection. The unresolved, militarized conflict and following political disintegration have produced both positive and negative gendered outcomes in Somalia, manifesting in drastic changes in gender roles. These shifts have enabled Somali women to participate in activities — such as conflict resolution — that were previously considered to be exclusively of the male domain.

Somalia’s conflict has disproportionately affected the country’s women and girls, due to their gender, clan and socio-economic status. The collapse of the state and its institutions complicated access to opportunities, such as education, healthcare services and employment. Furthermore, the lack of a central decision-making authority has affected people’s well-being, especially in terms of gender equality, in the short and long term. Yet, although the conflict has brought death, displacement, anarchy and gender-based violence, Somalia’s instability has also provided a space for women to challenge the previously male-dominated conflict resolution mechanisms.

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