The Impact of War on Somali Men- An Inception Study

This report summarises findings from the inception phase of the research project The Impact of War on Somali Men (IWM) undertaken by the Rift Valley Institute (RVI) between December 2013 and May 2014. In this project, the Rift Valley Institute is working with Somali men and women to investigate the impact of prolonged war and conflict on Somali men and boys. The IWM study aims to contribute to development and stability in the Somali regions through better-informed policy and practice, by deepening knowledge and understanding of the enduring effects of war and violent conflict on Somali males, and the consequences for Somali society.