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CONTENTS Abbreviations Acknowledgements Preface A note on Somali poetry INTRODUCTION PART 1: WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES OF THE WAR Chapter 1: Rhoda M. Ibrahim -- Women's role in the pastoral economy Testimony 1: Habiba Osman Chapter 2: Sadia Musse Ahmed -- Traditions of marriage and the household Testimony 2: Amina Sayid Chapter 3: Fowzia Musse -- War crimes against women and girls Testimonies 3 & 4: 'A government at war with its own people' Testimony 3: A group testimony Testimony 4: Shukri Hariir PART 2: WOMEN'S RESPONSES TO THE WAR Section 1: Changing roles and responsibilities in the family Chapter 4: Ladan Affi -- Domestic conflict in the diaspora Chapter 5: Amina Mohamoud Warsame -- Responding to crises and economic opportunities Testimony 5: Halimo Elmi Section 2: Women mobilise for peace Chapter 6: Judy El Bushra and Judith Gardner -- Women and peace-making in Somaliland Chapter 7: Judy El Bushra and Judith Gardner -- Women, clan identity and peace-building Chapter 8: Dekha Ibrahim -- Women's roles in peace-making in the Somali community in north eastern Kenya Section 3: Women's rights, leadership and political empowerment Testimony 6: Dahabo Isse Chapter 9: Judy El Bushra and Judith Gardner -- Post-war recovery and participation Testimony 7: Noreen Michael Mariano A tribute to Starlin Abdi Arush AFTERWORD ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS APPENDICES Appendix 1: Chronology of Somalia's civil war Appendix 2: Facts and figures about Somalia Appendix 3: Glossary Appendix 4: Bibliography
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