Current and Past Recommendations to the UN Security Council (Monthly Action Points)
Somalia (September 2010)
The last Secretary-General’s report (S/2010/234) on Somalia re-states Somali women’s special vulnerability due to pervasive level of gender-based violence, acknowledging that women continue to face arbitrary detention, restriction of movement, and other human rights violations. However, it fails to detail the situation on the ground. The next report should highlight: the need for improvement of women’s representation within AMISOM, and the need for pre-operation training on gender issues; recording human rights violations perpetrated by all actors, including AMISOM personnel, and ending impunity for these abuses; if women are being included in all reconciliation initiatives between the TFG and Shabaabs/HBI; an assessment of IDPs’ vulnerability and their needs; an assessment of the impact of SALW on the population, particularly women; women’s participation in politics and the judiciary, and steps needed to ensure women’s access to justice; civil society’s role in action on human rights violations; the impact on women of the lack of adequate humanitarian assistance; and consequences of piracy on the civilian population.