Increasing Women’s Participation and Inclusion in Jubbaland Peace Processes

Learning from Kismayo

Authored by: Life & Peace Institute, Peace Direct, Somali Women Solidarity Organization

Categories: Peace Support Operations, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Peacemaking, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Country: Somalia
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2018
Citation: Life & Peace Institute, et al. Increasing Women’s Participation and Inclusion in Jubbaland Peace Processes: Learning from Kismayo. Life & Peace Institute , 2018.

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Executive Summary

This report examines the gendered dynamics of inter-clan conflict in Kismayo, Somalia, and in particular the role of women in the processes of violence and peace. The study report forms an exciting contribution to understanding the ways in which violence in Somalia is constructed and promoted, and prompts questions around long-held assumptions on the position of women in relation to this violence. The findings also highlight pathways for practical action to promote greater participation by women in peace processes, both in Somalia and in conflict-affected states more broadly.