Women's rights among internally displaced people in Horseed camp, Mogadishu, Somalia

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Kampala International University; College of Humanities and Social Science
This study was done to assess women's rights in internally displaced People's camps in Mogadishu, with particular focus on Horseed IDPs camp. The study was guided by three objectives and these were 1) To establish the rights of women rights in Horseed IDPs camp, Mogadishu, Somalia 2) To establish how existing policies promote women rights in Horseed IDPs camp, Mogadishu, Somalia and 3) To establish the challenges women face in rights advocacy in Horseed IDPs camp, Mogadishu, Somalia. The research designs used was correlational designs which involved both qualitative and quantitative approaches. A structured questionnaire (close ended) and an interview guide (for qualitative responses) were used. A research population of 361 was identified and a sample size of 190 respondents was computed using the Slovene's formula. The results showed that; Decision making had the lowest effect (r=0.66), policies had a slightly higher effect at (r=0.854) and challenges had the highest effect on promotion of women rights at (r=0.004). Conclusively; decision making in relocation, consultation, mobilization of the women and women involvement in development projects provide mechanisms for improving the state of women, policies on law, health, and policy on domestic violence and different policy framework on the management of affairs women. The researcher conclude that implementing the policy agenda is not well though the framework of policy exist, challenges encountered by women in attaining women rights reveal a challenge of monitoring the management of women issues, capacity management issues in the IDPs and the need to have a focus mind by the international, national and local community in the management and implementation of women rights. The study recommends that, decision making needs to be strengthened for more positive results as well as policy frameworks, there is urgent need to mitigate the challenges since they pose the highest effect but on the negative.
A dissertation presented to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of a Master’s Degree of Human Rights and Development of Kampala International University, Uganda.
Women's rights, Internally displaced people, Horseed camp, Mogadishu, Somalia