Organisation Internationale de Droit du Développement

Empowering Women in Somalia's Alternative Disputes Resolution Centers

20 jan 2021

IDLO's work around the  (Alternative Dispute Resolution) ADR Centers in Somalia promotes the active engagement of women to act as Adjudicators, counselors and advisors, as they provide support to other women seeking justice particularly on family disputes and cases of gender based violence.

IDLO interviewed two female Coordinators working in the ADR Centers to learn about their experiences, challenges faced as women working in traditional settings and their overall roles in adjudicating disputes.

Accessing Justice: Somalia's Alternative Dispute Resolution Centers reviews structural, procedural, and normative dimensions of justice in six Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Centers in Somalia, documenting insights from ADR Coordinators, Clerks, paralegals, and Adjudicators as well as users of the Centers.  An integral part of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16 is adopting a people-centered approach that ensures inclusive engagement, involving women and...