Saturday, May 6, 2017

Somalia: Male Power, Insecurity, and Inequality

The Rift Valley Institute published in March 2017 a briefing paper titled "Somalia: A State of Male Power, Insecurity and Inequality" by Judith Gardner and Judy El-Bushra.

The study identified kinship after 1991 as an organizing force for state-building and security in Somalia. Male domination of government and politics has become more entrenched. Accountability is between the individual male leaders and his close kinsmen who promoted him on the expectation of personal gain, creating a new dominant form of masculinity based on wealth and control of resources.

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