This report focuses on the housing, land, and property (HLP) rights of urban displaced women in Somalia. It highlights the challenges faced by these women in accessing and exercising their HLP rights, including gendered norms that perpetuate discrimination and inequality. The report emphasizes the importance of understanding the complex legal systems in Somalia, which include customary, statutory, and Islamic laws, and their impact on women’s rights.
The findings show that while displaced Somali women have HLP rights under these legal systems, they face numerous barriers in claiming and defending these rights. These barriers stem from poverty, male-dominated traditions, and limited access to justice. The report stresses the need for interventions that empower women, promote gender equality, and support inclusive development of HLP rights in Somalia.
The report offers several recommendations for agencies and organizations working in Somalia to better support displaced women’s HLP rights. These recommendations include recognizing and addressing gender bias, understanding the gender sensitivity of programming, involving men in discussions on women’s rights, and being open to innovative approaches. The report also emphasizes the importance of monitoring and protection strategies to mitigate risks and ensure the safety of women facing violence or threats.
Overall, the report highlights the need for comprehensive and gender-sensitive approaches to address the HLP rights of urban displaced women in Somalia and promote their empowerment and inclusion.