Conflict & Justice

Combating Rape in Somalia: Women at a Crossroads

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Sister Somalia women in Mogadishu. (Photo: Lisa Shannon)

Activists in Somalia are demanding that their new government do more to investigate rape charges, especially those directed at men in uniform.

Anchor Marco Werman talks with three women who work at a rape crisis center in Mogadishu, and finds out why the entry of women into Somalia's armed forces might be helping to combat rape.

We hear first from Lisa Shannon the co-founder of Sister Somalia, a sexual violence crisis center in Mogadishu.

Then we talk with Somali activist Fartun Abdisalan Adan, and her daughter Ilwad Elman who both work at the women's center in the Somali capital.

They discuss Iman Elman's decision to join Somalia's armed forces.

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