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Save Somali Women and Children

Is Non-governmental humanitarian organization at a national level founded in 1992 at Mogadishu – the capital city, by a group of Somali women intellectuals from cross-section of the community. The Save Somali Women and Children (SSWC) contribute to the creation of a safe and sustainable situation by supporting women to overcome marginalization, violence and poverty in their communities. It operates as a non-profit making organization that has the right to network with a variety of organizations that share similar values and vision. In Somalia women face a range of complex challenges that require multiple solutions.

We work in the belief that women through their own efforts and in collaboration with local, national and international allies are central to transforming their own lives and the lives of their communities and population of which they are part. SSWC is women-led and women-centered organization (so its programs reflect the needs of those served) that have well-functioning management, finance and programmatic structures and systems.

Purpose As indigenous women led professionals in humanitarian sectors and capacity buildings, they felt that there was an argent need to interventions and they had the ability to access the grass roots and act as a bridge between the suffering and desperate Somali communities and the Donor agencies, International organizations, well-wishers and charities that are willing to help the rural marginalized and vulnerable people. This was the philosophy behind the establishment of Save Somali Women and Children.


To realize a united Somalia that is peaceful, human-centered and genuinely democratic-where all are full participants to determine their own destinies.


To have capable and committed women that could lead to affect positive impact to their human rights status as well as to the changing socio-political situation of Somalia in transition to peaceful constitutional democracy.

Core values:

-Humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality and independence.
-Accountability and Transparency
-Ethical, responsible actions and activities in the service of communities
-Peace culture, pluralism and democracy
-Mutual solidarity and responsible citizenship
-Respect for people’s rights, cultural and social identity
-Mutual respect and partnership with the humanitarian and development actors’ including human rights and media groups (Agencies).


SSWC Headquarters, Soobe,
Wadajir Mogadishu Somalia

Phone: +254 20 374 4083
Mobile: +252 6184 72202

Email: info@sswc-som.org
Website: http://www.sswc-som.org