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30 May 2022
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Fatima Abdullahi

Not all heroes wear capes, some wear hijabs.

Fatima Abdullahi has five years of experience working as a midwife in Hudur District in the Bakol region of Somalia. Fatima managed to overcome the socio-economic challenges facing young Somali women... Read more

18 May 2022
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UNFPA Champion

Amidst the worst drought crisis experienced in a decade, the need for GBV services is greater than ever.

When men and boys are forced to move with their livestock in pursuit of graze and water, women and girls are left alone without the protection of their family. This leaves women and girls at risk of... Read more

5 May 2022
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UNFPA Support in the Development of Midwifery profession in Somalia and Somaliland

Around the world, women lack adequate access to quality health care, which make pregnancy and childbirth difficult and, in some situations, fatal. Midwives provide crucial maternal care in many parts... Read more

6 April 2022
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The Dear Daughter Campaign is nominated for The Webby Awards

More than 200 million women and girls around the world live with the consequences of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In Somalia, 99 per cent of girls and women between the ages of 15 and 49 have... Read more

8 March 2022
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Promote your own success! Advice from a young female Somali leader.

My name is Ayaan Khalif. I am the Project Manager at iRise Hub, managing the EU-funded Dalbile Project under UNFPA Somalia. As a Project Manager you find yourself working throughout the whole... Read more

24 February 2022
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How seed funding blossomed into handmade flowers

Hafsa Essa Hassan is a 25-year-old woman, born and raised in Hargeisa. After four years of dedication and hard work, she graduated from the Faculty of Urban Planning and Management from the... Read more

24 February 2022
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Seeing clearly in Somaliland through SMART OPTICAL

Mubarik Caaqil is a 26-year-old Optometric doctor living in Hargeisa. In 2019, he graduated from the University of Hargeisa with a Bachelor’s degree in Optometric. Today, he is the founder of SMART... Read more

24 February 2022
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A second chance at education

Aisha Ali is a single mother of two children, living in Shabeelle settlement for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Garowe. Aisha never attended school, and when she arrived at Tilmaame Youth... Read more

6 February 2022
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Knowledge is Power

Asha Mohamed Ali is a 33-year-old single mother of five children: two daughters and three sons. Since her partner passed away a year ago, she is raising her children on her own.  Displaced from... Read more

6 February 2022
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Changing her society - at the age of 15.

Amina* is a 15-year-old girl, living with her mother in Tula-amin camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Balad-Hawa district in the Gedo region. Growing up, it was just the two of them, as... Read more

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