Sometimes it helps to talk

Schoolgirls learn about FGM and other violence against women at an event supported by UNDP and the EU. But knowledge is not enough without a system of justice to protect their rights.
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Centre in Baidoa handles up to 25 cases month.
Records kept by the Baidoa ADR suggest that physical assault and failure to contribute to household expenses are common problems.
Qowla manages the Baidoa ADR centre, which deals with cases of domestic abuse, rape and other crimes against women.
Many of the cases are from nearby IDP camps, which host 50,000 people, mostly displaced by conflict and disasters.
Baidoa ADR has 30 women elders and at least one of the sits on every decision-making panel.

Some stories from the Baido ADR: what kind of cases get solved?

Elder Fadumo’s story



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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.