Case Study Three: Somali Women in Countering Extremism


Background

The objective of the assignment was to assess the Somali women’s voices and current thinking on counter terrorism prior a conference to discuss the need to integrate a gender perspective in the counter-terrorism strategies.

Assignment

The purpose of this research paper was to document gender dimensions of insecurity and to identify their potential roles in countering violent extremism in Somalia.

Implementation

We produced a research report that entailed Qualitative and quantitative methods in 5 locations; Mogadishu, Kismayo, Belet Weyne, Baidoa, and Garowe which encompassed

    • Desk Research
    • Women’s Group Discussion
    • Focus Group Discussion
    • Key-Informant-Interviews

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