Gender, Democracy, and Peace-building

Gender is not synonymous with women; rather it is a concept that captures the dynamic relationship between and among men and women in diverse social settings.   We go beyond the traditional ways of seeing issues of gender by adopting an inclusive gender perspective which gives equal attention to both men and women and their relationships and sees them as active agents and participants in peacebuilding, reconciliation, and healing.  We focus on;

  • Policy commitments under UNSCR 1325 and related resolutions on women, peace, and security;
  • Participation and leadership of women in political processes and activities
  • Showcasing the community leadership models

Related Projects

  • Mapping of relevant civil society actors, in particular women’s groups that are legitimate representatives of local communities and reliable potential contributors in the peace process in Somalia with the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. This is part of Hd’s inclusion work of ensuring that operational space is expanded to accommodate women and other groups in peaceful dialogue.
  • Facilitation and Research study: Gender Dynamics and Women’s Political Participation in the 2016 Electoral Process in Somalia with UNDP and International Alert
  • Gender analysis / qualitative assessment on gender-based violence in Kakuma refugee camp with GIZ and Oxford Policy Management UK
  • Independent evaluation of the three-year programme implemented by NDI and IRI under the Consortium for Elections and Political Process StrengtheningCEPPS) mechanism in all the three Somali regions with IBTCI