A Special Focus on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in the Horn of Africa 

As the world greeted International Women’s Day on 8 March, women affected by conflict in the Horn had little to celebrate. Violence against women and girls, prevalent worldwide, continues to be particularly acute in conflict settings across the region where war and instability exacerbate dynamics that enable the perpetration of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). […]

Withdrawal of ATMIS troops from Somalia will undermine national and regional security

Following 17 years and three extensive international peace missions, the Federal Government of Somalia is now preparing to assume complete responsibility for its own security. African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) plans to withdraw over 2,000 peacekeepers from Somalia in the upcoming weeks as part of its commitment to the United Nations Security Council(UNSC) […]