Livelihood Relief & Development Organization
144/ Talex street /
Mogadishu Somalia, Somalia
Yusuf Abdi Lare
Type of Organization/Institute
Non-governmental organization (NGO)
our mission is to protect Gender-based violence (GBV) is an umbrella term for any harmful act that is perpetrated against a person’s will and that is based on socially ascribed (i.e. gender) differences between males and females. It includes acts that inflict physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering, threats of such acts, coercion, and other deprivations of liberty. These acts can occur in public or private Women and girls are disproportionately affected by GBV across the globe
Unwelcome sexual advances on Somali women &Girls, requests for sexual favors, and other unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. SH differs from SEA in that it occurs between personnel/staff working on the project, and not between staff and project beneficiaries or communities. The distinction between SEA and SH is important so that agency policies and staff training can include specific instructions on the procedures to report each. Both women and men can experience
For this State intervention and financing are key. Markets in care services, if left alone, are prone to perpetuating social inequalities. Social care services tend to have high costs and allow-profit margins, making it an unappealing venture for private capital. For families, the high costs of these services and the option of having unpaid caregivers at home make market substitutes unattractive, except for families who can afford to pay. These dynamics exacerbate social inequalities as it is women in the wealthier segments of society that can pay for quality care services and go back to the labor force, while women who cannot afford market substitutes cannot free their time towards the pursuit of different options. For care receivers, especially children, differential access to quality care also has serious implications. Lack of access to good, early childhood development services and quality care has been linked to differences in school performance that further translate into unequal labor market outcomes and pay
Ownership of productive assets: women face considerable barriers to accessing land, property, financial services, and information and communications technology
Having access to land and property is important for women to exercise agency or control over their lives. Studies show that this leads to greater self-esteem among women as well as greater respect from other family members, better economic opportunities and greater mobility. There are long-run social returns as well, as it has been shown that greater access to land and housing for women is associated with better outcomes for girl children: higher survival rates, better nutrition, and higher school attainment. Access to property can also provide women with the necessary collateral to start a business.
Gender inequalities regarding ownership of land, property, and assets remain pervasive. Significantly, fewer women than men are agricultural landholders in several countries across the region, partly due to women’s access to and control of economic assets.
Lack of women’s participation in political power and social influencing due to social beliefs and behaviors, the allocated women’s political inclusion percentage is not practicing properly which resulted in the ongoing vulnerability of women to violence.
Personal Safety Survey findings in Somalia that nearly one of in thirty women have experienced rape & torch or intimidation
Most women who have experienced violence against themselves in their relationships and families are in paid employment. In turn, likely, many if not most Somali men who perpetrate violence against women and girls are in paid employment. Thus, there are victims and perpetrators in every workplace. This violence has a direct impact on women’s and men’s participation at work, workplaces themselves may contribute to or tolerate violence against women, and workplaces can play key roles in preventing and reducing violence. In return to these arguments below.
Somali women’s concern with the men’s violence against women is based on the recognition that this violence both expresses and maintains gendered inequalities of power. Men’s violence against women has an impact not just on individual women, but on women as a group. Men’s violence is a threat to women’s mobility, self-esteem, and everyday safety. This violence imposes a curfew on women. Sexual violence and other forms of violence act as a form of social control on women, limiting their autonomy, freedom, and safety, and their access to paid work and political decision-making. Men’s violence thus has the general social consequence of reproducing forms of men’s authority over women
Besides, women are subjected to violence in workplaces themselves so that is law or public policy to save Somali & girls when fetching firewoods or fetching water from some distance areas from their Home even raping women then killing them in the spot of accident
Advocates for gender equality, and for action to end violence against women, utilize the international legal and policy frameworks as key tools in their efforts. Therefore, it is important to achieve the universal ratification and the withdrawal of reservations, because the action of each State sets an example for others.
To tackle the existing normative framework which the major challenges in related activities to eliminate violence against women must be effectiveness & efficiency in the line s with international standards. Stronger global norms should be enhanced or developed by national governments and civil society to work for more effective laws and their accelerated and effective implementation.