The International Crisis Group: Women and Al-Shabaab’s Insurgency

Somalia – The International Crisis Group (ICG) published on 27 June 2019 an analysis titled “Women and Al-Shabaab’s Insurgency.” The report details that women play active role in the group such as, intelligence, collecting funds, and recruiting new members or fighters.

The ICG concluded that the Somali government should develop a strategy against gender-based violence that would signal it is doing what it can to improve Somali women’s plight, while integrating more women into the security forces. Read the full report here: “Women and Al-Shabaab’s Insurgency.”