Somalia's Children: Caught in the Crossfire

From Enough blogs Thu Mar 8 2012, 11:30:55

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Editor's Note: Since the early 1900s countries around the world have celebrated International Women's Day as a time to recognize the role of women in society and mobilize against injustices specifically impacting half of the world's population. At Enough, rather than confining our commemoration to just one day-March 8-we're giving a special focus to women all this week, to highlight how the conflicts we're working to end affect women and girls, and to recognize the work of heroes advocating on their behalf.

In the fifth and final post of our International Women's Week coverage, Enough's Kenya based researcher Laura Heaton shares testimonies from children in Mogadishu about the impact of the decades-long conflict.

The theme of International Women's Day 2012 is focused on the experience of the girl child: "Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures." Certainly the women we have featured through out special blog series this week have made a real impact on girl survivors of some of Africa's deadliest conflicts.

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