Women do not belong under the Acacia tree

The purpose of this report is to discuss Somali society’s current trend towards urbanization and urban migration. This shift has had a massive impact, both negatively and positively, on women and gender relations within this society. The report will focus specifically on women street vendors in the semi-independent territory of Somaliland in the capital city of Hargeisa.

The report reflects on one of SIHA’s strategic goals: to support the growing urban population of poverty-stricken women residing in slums, IDP camps and the peripheries of growing cosmopolitan areas in The Horn of Africa.