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Somali Women Studies Centre (SWSC) is a research centre based in Mogadishu , Somalia

Our Vision

Our vision is of a research body that will be a catalyst for positive changes in Somali women’s lives through enhancing their capacity to undertake research and providing a forum for telling their stories, articulating their specific needs, and exerting their agency through calling for solutions that will effectively address the marginalization experienced in war-torn and post-conflict Somalia.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to Increase research on Somali women – with the scope of research encompassing women of all ages residing in all regions of Somalia (rural and urban) including those who are internally displaced, refugees, Diaspora, members of minority groups, involved in grassroots activities and in the political arena; and facilitating the production and publication of research examining fundamental issues and challenges relevant to Somali women and their position in society.