Current and Past Recommendations to the UN Security Council (Monthly Action Points)
Somalia (November 2012)
In its discussion of the report on the AU mission in Somalia, (AMISOM), the Council should reiterate the imperative for all armed actors to protect civilians, including women and girls, in full compliance with international humanitarian law, and, in its review of the forthcoming report, inquire into information and analysis regarding women’s full participation in all efforts to find a political solution to the ongoing armed violence. Council members should follow-up on the establishment of a gender unit within the Somali Police Force. The expected report from the Emergency Relief Coordinator in Somalia should include specific information on the situation for women, including on the flow of small arms, which often fuel violations of women’s human rights.