Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Gang Rape in Somaliland - Report

A Report by the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) 
This report outlines Somaliland’s historical development and the clan structures existing in Somaliland.

It furthermore sheds light on Somaliland’s plural legal system and reflects upon it from a women’s rights perspective. It touches upon the existing engendered gerontocracy and the accompanying assumptions of gender roles and realities influencing the lives of women and girls in Somaliland, as well as looking at notions of gender relations and male youth ideologies, particularly highlighting youth frustration with the limitations of the traditional system and the weak of modern statuary legal scheme. The report aims at revealing the layers of sociocultural controversy between the global concepts and praxis of women’s rights and their presence in the public sphere and the inherited images of women’s subordination.
Read the report in PDF here