Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation


The Scars of Somalia: Conflict, Displacement, and Gender-Based Violence

Day 11 of the 16 Days Blogging Series:

Somalia, a nation engulfed by over two decades of a brutal civil has been anything but a safe haven for women and children. During the war women, and especially young girls, were used by warring tribal factions as tools to gain advantages over one another. Fighters from these factions would brutally assault or even rape women from other clans in front of their own families as an act of vengeance.

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