Somali Women Development Centre is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization
that was established mid 2000, Since then, SWDC has worked with a range of partners, donors
and Governments that include UN agencies and INGO, grantees to implement programs and
activities that promote equal rights for women to ensure they have an active role in the Somali
community through enhancing their social, political, economic and cultural participation.
SWDC is working to improve the situation of women in Somalia. SWDC’s guiding vision is the
belief that, with support, women can become empowered to make positive changes in their lives.
Somali Women Development Centre strives to minimize the number of women who are
subjected to violence by empowering them through access to knowledge and greater economic
SWDC works to prevent and respond to GBV and provides survivors of GBV with social and
psychological counselling, legal assistance, and case management and advocates increasing
women’s legal protection. SWDC has facilitated a variety of trainings and workshops with Line
ministries, community and religious leaders, judges and police officers in an effort to provide
information and secure community members’ support for enhancing women’s rights and