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Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Related to Child Protection and Gender

Beliefs and Practices of Somali Citizens Related to Child Protection and Gender

  <h4>Findings from Africa’s Voices Foundation&#039;s Interactive Radio Programmes Aired during January and February 2017 for UNICEF Somalia

Publication Date
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

"Effective social change initiatives aimed at eliminating harmful practices and promoting gender equality require a granular understanding of how people perceive and talk about these issues. Yet in Somalia, where there are areas of poor infrastructure and political insecurity, on-the-ground, qualitative research is difficult to undertake and costly to reproduce at scale."

This report presents findings from a project consisting of five interactive radio shows on key protection issues that affect young women and girls, carried out in January and February 2017 designed by Africa’s Voices Foundation (AVF), UNICEF Somalia, and MediaINK. Specific topical issues included: female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C); child marriage; girls’ access to education; and juvenile justice. "Within a framework for social research design and analysis, these shows sought to address gaps in knowledge on social norms and barriers to change."

  <div class="field button"><a href="http://www.africasvoices.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Gender-and-Child-Protection-report-for-UNICEF-Somalia-July-2017-Google-Docs.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read this 54-page document in PDF format.</a></div>
Contacts (user reference): 
Sharath Srinivasan
Source: 

Africa's Voices website, February 10 2018.

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