COUNTRY GENDER PROFILE: SOMALIA
This publication presents a Country Gender Profile for Somalia examining core trends in gender and inclusion, new policies and legalisation, and institutional capacity to promote gender equality, particularly in a fragile and fragmented context, with change and progress assessed since 2012. The Gender Profile is intended to inform development assistance policies, and support strategies for promoting gender equality and poverty reduction in Somalia. Specifically, the report explores key gender inequalities that are continuing to constrain inclusive growth, identifies key gaps and challenges in current policies and programmes, and highlights best practices and strategies for action. In this way, it is aligned with the UNDP’s Gender Brief (2014), EU’s recent gender profile reports (Musse and Gardner, 2013; SIDRA, 2016b), and the Beijing 20+ Review (UNECA, 2014).7 The report takes a sectoral and institutional approach to assessing gender equality and inclusion across Somalia to examine trends on the ground, and progress within specific key line ministries, legislation and services, and persisting challenges.