Peace Building & Reconciliation
Somali Women Development Centre is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization that was established mid 2000. SWDC is working to improve the situation of women in Somalia. SWDC’s guiding vision is the belief that, with support, women can become empowered to make positive changes in their lives.
SWDC has completed first phase of 9 month long (from December 2011 to May 2012) project titled “WCPU, Women Civilian protection Unit”, six out of that 9 was funded and the remaining months SWDC continued the implementation of the project activities on voluntary basis. The aim of the project was strengthening neighborhood peace and security through community policing in 5 districts, Wadajir, Waberi, Hamar weyne, Hamar Jab-jab and Wardhigley. SWDC registered 500 women representing from the communities of the target districts. The WCPU unit or women peace vanguards perform patrolling activities and incident reporting to the police departments in order to restore basic rule of law at district level. Currently SWDC restarted the second phase of the project in Octobers 2012 and it is going on.