The missing link: Access to justice and community security in Somalia

With our partners – Somali Women Development Centre, Somali Women Solidarity Organization and Isha Human Rights Organization – we organised a cross-learning event in Somalia that brought together representatives of community action forums to share their experiences of their work to address the safety and security concerns of their communities.

The participants highlighted how experiences of a broken justice system are undermining access to justice and safety gains, as well as fuelling community grievances. They prioritised four safety issues as the most pressing: land conflicts, gender inequality and gender-based violence, youth gang violence, and ineffective law enforcement.

This briefing paper presents the findings from these discussions, as well as recommendations for strengthening community safety and addressing barriers to peace in Somalia.

Read the briefing paper: The missing link: access to justice and community security in Somalia

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