Women in Peace Building Initiatives in Mogadishu City, Somalia 2006-2018
Hared, H. Osman
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Mogadishu City in Benadir region of Somalia has been adversely affected by inter clan conflicts and warfare since the collapse of the state in 1991.Elders, Youth, women, international agencies and foreign governments have played significant roles in conflict resolution and peace building in Mogadishu City. This research specifically confined itself to interrogating the role of women in peace building in Mogadishu City,Benadir region,Somalia,2006-2018. The study was guided by the following objectives:to discuss the activities carried out by women that enhanced conflict resolution and peace building in Mogadishu city, 2006-2018, to examine the methods used by women in peace building in Mogadishu City, Somalia, 2006-2018 and to assess challenges women faced in peace building processes in Mogadishu City, Somalia, 2006-2018.The study used the social feminist theory to analyze the findings .The study employed a descriptive research design. It used purposive sampling technique and confined itself to oral interview guide as main research instrument. The findings of the study were analyzed qualitatively using simple graphs and pie charts.The study observed all the necessary norms of ethics. The study established that women in Mogadishu participated actively in conflict resolution and peace building. The findings of the study were presented in sub themes of women peace building activities, women peace building strategies and challenges women encountered in their pursuit for resolving conflicts and peace making. The study recommended that policy and legislative instruments be enacted by the regional government of Benadir, Somalia to sustain the activities of peace building conducted by women.