A Gendered Perspective on the Impact of Conflict in the Horn of Africa
This Note focuses on the gendered consequences of the militarization of the Horn of Africa. Despite being in different ‘moments’ of conflict, the countries of this region share features of extreme social, economic and political violence, which impact negatively on their citizens. Protracted refugee and refugee-like conditions, extreme disinvestment in social programs, increasing militarization and political repression adversely affect women, thereby further entrenching gender disparities. Concerted national and international efforts and resources should support local democratic initiatives to find political solutions to these protracted conflicts.
© 2011 Nordic Africa Institute (NAI)
Cawo M Abdi