Peacebuilding, Reconciliation and Conflict Resolution

Peacebuilding, Reconciliation and Conflict Resolution

SGEM since its inception has been engaged in a multipronged gender equity advocacy in promoting Somali women’s meaningful political participation and representation, and as such implemented strategies intended to safeguard Somali women’s quota in the electoral processes. While continuing this essential work, in 2020, SGEM’s Board of Directors made a strategic decision to expand SGEM’s programs and included a broader theme of Peacebuilding and its sub-themes of Reconciliation, and Conflict Resolution emphasizing reconciliation and conflict resolution given that Somali never had genuine and/or comprehensive social and political reconciliation since its civil war as well as highlighting Somali women’s role in building sustainable peace.

To further its strategic focus, in 2021, SGEM established its Forum for Solutions and Somalia Tweet Chat programs. SGEM through its Forum for solutions and Tweet Chat programs and delivered several online forums on genuine reconciliation and the role women can play in reconciliation and sustainable peace in Somalia.

SGEM’s broader Peacebuilding themes of Reconciliation and Conflict Resolution are in line with the Ministry of Interior, Federal Affairs, and Reconciliation’s (MoIFAR) National Reconciliation Framework (NRF) and, its National Reconciliation Plan (NRP). These programming strategies are also aligned with the UNSC 1325 on Women, Peace and Security agenda framework (WPS), and builds on the UN Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions.

In 2022 and beyond, SGEM’s Workplan also includes conducting tailored training for peace builders, and reconcilers to build their skills on reconciliation and conflict resolution.

Peacebuilding and reconciliation