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Since 2014, there have been increased Gender Based Violence (GBV) needs, emerging from the military offensives, forced evictions, drought, clan conflict, the Yemen crisis and the El Niño phenomenon which led to displacements in Somalia. This has kept GBV at a consistent key protection concern around the country. GBV predominantly affects the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) women and girls. 

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Today is International Youth Day. This year’s theme is “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption”. An infograph of Somali youth in figures has been developed in line with the commemoration. Numbers of youth, their distribution, their living conditions and other key data – is critical for development. Without accurate data, policymakers do not know where to invest.

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The UNFPA country programme in Somalia seeks to improve the overall quality of life of the Somali people. The programme contributes to the three outcomes of the United Nations Integrated Strategic Framework namely; (i) Somali people have equitable access to basic services in health, education, shelter, water and sanitation, (ii) Somali people benefit from poverty reduction through equitable economic development and decent work and (iii) Somali people live in a stable environment, where the rule of law is respected and rights-based and gendersensitive development is pursued

 

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It was in June 2012 that UNFPA took the lead to organize Population Estimation Survey of Somalia (PESS) following a request from the United Nations Country Team (UNCT). 

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The PESS (Population Estimation Survey in Somalia) activities have now taken a significant pace. This brief note briefly shares the progress on a number of aspects and highlight what will be done in the upcoming few months. 

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Somali religious leaders in Puntland ban all types of FGM, including ‘Sunna’

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The Costs and Benefits of Investing in IT Sexual and Reproductive Health2014

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Fatima Abdi Ali, 21, belongs to a very small minority of game-changers: young women activists pushing for progress in Somalia

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Gender-Based Violence (GBV) remains a serious concern, particularly for women and girls in Somalia. 

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Many individuals helped to translate the idea of conducting the Population Estimation Survey into a reality. To begin with, on behalf of the UN, we would like to express our gratitude to the Somali authorities for steering the process in such a professional manner and building consensus at every stage.

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