Thank you, Global Giving donors. Your contributions have helped Conflict Dynamics International staff like Rukiya and Hodan (pictured below) travel to Mogadishu to support the training of women members of District Peace Committees with the help of our local partner, the Somalia Youth Development Network (SOYDEN). Though decades of civil war have damaged many of the city’s buildings, Mogadishu is still a beautiful city. In the past, the Mogadishu districts/neighborhoods like Waaberi and Abdiaziz (where our trainings took place) have been isolated. Many people tell us that until recently they had never crossed the city in which they were born or seen its beautiful beaches. The pearl of the Indian Ocean is regaining its luster thanks to the relative peace and calm of recent years and the work of homegrown peace and reconciliation processes.
CDI: Hidden Figures: Supporting Somali Women for Peace