Joint Programme on Human Rights


The objective of the Joint Programme, which is to be implemented by the FGS through the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development and other institutions with support of UNSOM, UNICEF and UNDP, is to strengthen the nexus between human rights, children’s rights and women’s rights on one hand and Human rights, security and justice institutions on the other hand through the implementation of Somalia’s commitments on NDP priorities and Somalia’s commitments on the Universal Periodic Review and Human Rights Roadmap.

The implementation of the Joint Programme will contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially goal 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions) and deliver on the National Development Plan 2017-2019.


The Joint Programme on Human Rights aims to entrench human rights, including the rights of women and children, in national processes, especially the National Development Plan and the Comprehensive Approach to Security (CAS), through enhanced capacity and delivery of Somalia’s key ministries, institutions, and mechanism on human rights protection and accountability, and enable Somali civil society and communities to understand and appreciate human rights-based security and justice institutions, use them, monitor them, and hold them accountable through well-functioning civil society networks. The focus on women as active partners in human rights, security, and protection will enhance Somalia’s delivery on Women Peace and Security commitments under SCR 1325.

The expected project outcome is: Somali Human Rights, Security, Justice Institutions and civilian are responsible in promoting and protecting human rights, including the rights of women and children in national processes. And empowerment of civil society to hold government institutions accountable.