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14 August 2022
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UNFPA announces winners of Joint Innovation Challenge: ten projects that will change the lives of women and girls

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is pleased to announce the ten winners of its first-ever Joint Innovation Challenge, a... Read more

27 July 2022
Soft Skills Training

Empowering Youth Across the Nation Using Soft Skills

Somalia has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world at a staggering 67 per cent among 14–29-year-olds. Disconcertingly, the... Read more

5 July 2022
Farhiya participating in a child and early marriage campaign in 2018

Positively impacting her community: working as a clinical officer in Puntland

Farhiya is a hard-working young woman. Since 2018, she works at Y-PEER Puntland as a clinic officer, peer educator, Sexual and Reproductive Health... Read more

29 June 2022
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Young People as Peacebuilders: Galkayo at a Glance

Over 75 percent of Somalia's population is under 35 years of age, according to the most recent Population estimation Survey in 2014. At the same... Read more

30 May 2022
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... Read more

18 May 2022
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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... Read more

5 May 2022

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.... 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... Read more

8 March 2022

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... Read more

24 February 2022

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... Read more