SWSC wants to bolster the capacity of women to influence policy makers and policy making processes in Somalia by:
- Increasing research and publications by women and for both women and society as a whole.
- Carrying out research on the impact on Somali women related to protracted militarized violence, forced displacement, drought, and the return home after many years of exile.
- Researching the effects of the lawlessness in war-torn and post-conflict Somalia on women and girls;
- Conducting high level investigations pertaining to gender-based violence and human rights violations, propose recommendations that will address the root causes of such violations, and submission to appropriate transitional federal institutions (i.e. parliament and security);
- Documenting the specific contributions of women in building peace.
- Documenting and provide insight on challenges (economic, social, political) facing women in war-torn Somalia;
- Documenting women’s forms of oral cultural expression such as Buraanburs (female poetry);
- Documenting the stories of some key female legends.