SGEM – Somali Gender Equity Movement
SGEM is a socio-political movement that galvanized the support of close to 8,000 diverse Somali women inside the country and in the diaspora, who have united to advocate for gender equity in Somalia. Its mission is to advocate for broad-based Somali gender equity dedicated to promoting peacebuilding, reconciliation, and socio-economic and political equity in the public decision-making arena. SGEM seeks to assure women’s representation, and gender mainstreaming in all appointive and elective offices, political parties’ agendas, and all government policies and procedures. It stresses women’s rights and highlights Somali women as an integral part of Somalia`s nation-building.
Gender equity & women’s rights advocacy
Women empowerment, participation & representation in public decision-making
Inclusion of women in peacebuilding, reconciliation, & conflict resolution processes
Mobilization & coalition building with women groups, traditional & religious leaders
Training grassroots women, traditional & religious leaders on peacebuilding, reconciliation & conflict resolution skills
Mentorship for young women