Background

Somali Women Development Centre is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization that was established in 2000. SWDC is working to improve the situation of women and other vulnerable groups in Somalia. SWDC’s guiding vision is the belief that, with support, women can become empowered to make positive changes in their lives and the lives of their communities.

Somali Women’s Development Centre strives to lessen the number of women subjected to violence by empowering them through access to knowledge and greater social and economic independence.

It strengthens women socially by improving their standard of living and thereby fortifying the family. SWDC programs focus on women at the grassroots level, in areas of intervention, prevention and advocacy together with networking of women’s groups for community development and peace.