Blog Posts in Somalia

Posted by Annie Callaway on Apr 23, 2012

In an effort to fulfill the pledge of “never again,” the APB will be charged with setting up better early warning systems for detecting mass atrocities around the globe and creating cooperative, comprehensive strategies for responding to these signals in order to intervene and stop the atrocities before they occur.

Posted by Laura Heaton on Apr 10, 2012

Learning lessons from what did and did not work in the 2011 famine relief efforts in Somalia is a matter of urgent and immediate concern. A new field dispatch by the Enough Project illustrates how, on the most local level, deficiencies of the relief effort played out, based on research conducted in the Somali capital of Mogadishu.

Posted by Laura Heaton on Apr 6, 2012

A weekly round-up of must-read stories, posted every Friday.

Posted by Tracy Fehr on Mar 8, 2012
Hillary Clinton at Heal Africa - AP

In honor of International Women’s Day it is important to take stock of the national and international mechanisms in support of gendered equality and women’s rights. The U.S. National Security Strategy notes that countries are more peaceful and prosperous when women are accorded full and equal rights, and therefore it is in our national interest to support and empower women throughout the world.

To this end, the Obama administration recently adopted the first U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security, officially integrating gender issues across government initiatives.

Posted by Laura Heaton on Mar 8, 2012
Zainab - Enough Project - Laura Heaton

Since the early 1900s countries around the world have celebrated International Women’s Day as a time to recognize the role of women in society and mobilize against injustices specifically impacting half of the world’s population. At Enough, rather than confining our commemoration to just one day—March 8—we’re giving a special focus to women all this week, to highlight how the conflicts we’re working to end affect women and girls, and to recognize the work of heroes advocating on their behalf.

In the fifth and final post of our International Women’s Week coverage, Enough’s Kenya based researcher Laura Heaton shares testimonies from children in Somalia about the impact of the decades-long conflict.