SNaP project Summary report on Jan 2019
SNaP Project activities was carried out by Beletweyne and Adado districts in Hiran and Galgadud region respectively on January 2019 aimed enhancement of communities, local administration and religious leader to stop on traditional harmful practices for women and girls. SNaP Project activities was carried out by Beletweyne and Adado districts in Hiran and Galgadud region respectively aimed enhancement of communities, local administration and religious leader to stop on traditional harmful practices for women and girls.

Community sessions for EMB 10 weeks cycle

The series EMB (Engaging Men and Boys) sessions were carried out in Adado district Galgadud region. A total of four sessions was conducted included (session 7, 8, 8A and 9 which focused “Child, early and forced marriage, Female genital mutilation/ cutting, and Action planning as respectively). A total number of the 30 people (15 men and 15 women) participated each session during the EMB 10 weak cycle sessions. The aim of theses session was “to explore and discuss the community belief towards early marriage and its relationship with girls’, to mobilize the community into action against harmful social norms that affect them included FGM, and to support the group to develop an action plan that will be re-visited after 6 months.

The sessions were planned to conduct on weakly session (each week one session), discussed separately in the objectives of each session by empowering the target men’s and women. Specifically, these sessions were deeply highlighted on mobilization on harmful practice against women such as FGM/C and early and forced marriages within the community in a project target. These sessions were completed and successful implemented in a manner of such interventions by resulting in a reduction in harmful practices and will contribute towards greater voice.

Support the religious leaders to organize community dialogue Sessions.

SPL Project officers in Beletwyne and Adado districts identified religious and community leaders at regional and community levels to support them sensitize communities about cultural factors hampering women’s social and economic empowerment and the elimination of the impact of harmful social norms that affect the community, in particular with reference to GBV, FGM and CEFM.

In a view of that, the projects officers conducted two days community level dialogue sessions where community and religious leaders led community dialogue sessions in four sites in Adado and Baladweyne districts. The objectives of these dialogue sessions were to sensitize community members on cultural factors hampering women’s social and economic empowerment and the elimination of harmful social norms. so that they take leading role in community outreach through community mobilization activities, Friday Sermons Prayers and Campaigns Events etc.

A total of 340 (268 women and 672 men) attended the awareness session of Harmful practices for the community on both districts. In addition to that there were other estimated 200+ participants who attended the two mosques namely (Al hudda and Hajji Quurow) in Balatweyne during the Fridays Speech and the following outcomes were reached after the two days session.

·Enhanced the understanding of harmful practices on FGM/C and CEFM

·Promoted the participants in a view of Islamic religious and cultural practices against FGM/CEFM.

·Agreed mechanisms of prevention and responses cases related t GBV

Support Girls Clubs Activities

Child lead initiative were carried out in Adado and Beletweyn district. Targeted boys and girls participated in culturally-appropriate, mixed gender activities such as drama, poetry and debate competitions (through sport). The participants came from the two schools and one IDP camp in Baletweyne districts and 6 schools in Adado district Hiran and Galgaudud region respectively. A total 168 participants (100 girls and 68 boys) attended the child led initiatives in Adado and Baladweyne districts. The aim of this activity was to empower students (especially girls) to stand against exploitations, abuses and negative social norms, to become assertive and demands their rights and also enabled girls to develop social networks, improve their self-confidence and capacity for public speaking. The project also supported the initiatives from the children by contributing school Bags to encourage the Girls and Boys to the enlarge on their education

ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION
Somali peace line is committed to Promoting mechanisms for sustainable peace and enjoyment of rights by all
ORGANIZATIONAL VISION
A stable Somalia in which all its citizens exercise their rights and resolve their conflicts peacefully
ORGANIZATIONAL GOAL
Contributed community empowerment in peacebuilding and protection of human rights in collaboration with key stakeholders.
VALUES AND PRINCIPLES:
1. Somali Peace Line will maintain Political and Social Non-partisanship
2. SPL will be transparent and accountable in all its dealings
3. In all matters concerning a child, SPL promotes the best interest of the child
4. SPL will invest in the capacity of Somalis to solve their own problems
5. Reduction and/or elimination of poverty and illiteracy is a legitimate component of SPL approaches for sustainable in Somalia
6. Gender Equity features and is reflected in all SPL work

ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES
1. To contribute to the building of sustainable peace and stability in Somalia

2. To build the capacities of the community groups to enable them solve their internal problems, through research, conflict resolution, consultation meetings and discussions with specific issues and public concerns.
Organizational Philosophy
SPL is committed to persuade the Somali society to be amenable to understand themselves and their nature, their potentials and limitations, their place in the universe and relationships with each other and with whole mankind.
Organizational Structure
The General Assembly is the highest body of SPL. It has a governing body, which comprises a chairman, programme manager, Admin and finance manager and project managers that mobilizes the required resources and ensures effective management of the organization.
 
 
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