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20 November 2020
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 Somalia is one of the countries in the world with the highest prevalence of FGM

Leaving no stone unturned in the fight against FGM

Maryan Mudey Abukar, 19, from Hudur, Bakool region underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) when she was just six years old. She was married at the tender age of 16. “I bled a lot on my wedding... Read more

28 October 2020
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Providing quality midwifery care amid crisis

Jamila Garad, 26, is a midwife who carries out outreach midwifery services voluntarily in Gurel Camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and to the host community in villages close to the IDP... Read more

25 October 2020
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FGM and child marriage survivor leads fight against the harmful practices

Twenty-three-year old Najma Muse (not her real name) from Garowe, Puntland dropped out of school when she got married at the tender age of 14. She was just in class seven of primary school at the... Read more

23 September 2020
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Enforcing the Sexual Offences Law in Puntland

“I had never felt as scared as I did when this man waylaid and raped me that afternoon. He threatened to kill me if I reported to anyone about the terrible things he had done to me,” Fareeda,  (not... Read more

20 September 2020
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Midwives in Puntland pledging to fight medicalization of FGM

Midwives fight medicalization of FGM as they lead the campaign to end the practice

Falastin Said, from Garowe, Puntland, has practised as a midwife for 30 years. She serves as a board member of the Puntland Association of Midwives (PAM), a professional association in Puntland ... Read more

15 September 2020
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Serving women affected by a multiple humanitarian situation in Somalia

Misfortune befell Duniya Aliyow Kuusow, 26, a single mother of six who was expecting her seventh baby. She used to farm to fend for herself and her children in Aweys-garwaale Village in the Bay Area... Read more

7 September 2020
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As COVID-19 rages on, midwives continue to provide quality care in Somalia

Zahra Abdirisak, 24, qualified as a midwife in 2017 from Mogadishu Midwifery School which receives technical and financial support from UNFPA. She has since been playing her role as a midwife; being... Read more

31 August 2020
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Media personnel rally behind the fight against FGM

Media personnel in Puntland on 25 August 2020 pledged to be champions in promoting the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and advocate for the passage of the FGM Zero Tolerance Law in the... Read more

28 August 2020
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Young people fight for empowerment amidst COVID-19

Sumayo Dahir, 17, is a Form 2 student from Abdiaziz district in Mogadishu. She is also a beauty salon trainee at the Mercy-USA Youth-Friendly Center which operates with support from UNFPA Somalia.... Read more

9 August 2020
Press Release

UNFPA calls for the passage of a Sexual Offences Bill that is based on human rights & protection of women & girls

Mogadishu, 9 August 2020 - It is with great concern that we have learnt about the inaction of the Parliament of Federal Government of Somalia to introduce the Sexual Offences Bill adopted by the... Read more

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