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Somalia – women, peace and security

Stockholm IOGT-NTO

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For years, the conflict and instability in Somalia has been a source of insecurity to its population. Since 2013, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia has worked to strengthen the federal government’s capacity to promote respect for human rights and women’s empowerment, and to support peacebuilding efferts in the country. How is this work carried out in practice? What can be done by the UN and the Security Council to help bring security and stability to Somalia? And what is done to ensure women’s empowerment in this context?



18.00 – Background presentation of the situation in Somalia by Bo Göransson, former Ambassador to Kenya and Director General at Sida
18.15 – Panel discussion: Dhifon Sheikh Ali, project leader, Empower One Girl at the Time, Somalia, Ryan D’Souza, Special Assistant to the Director, Rule of Law and Security Institutions Group, United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Linnéa Gelot, Senior researcher, Folke Bernadotte Academy.
19.00 – Questions from the audience
19.30 – End of seminar.

Time: December 6th, 18.00-19.30
Place: IOGT-NTO Stockholms Distrikt, Klara Södra kyrkogata 20.

This seminar will be held in English.



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