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18 September 2021
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Need to invest in midwives for safe maternal and newborn care

This year’s theme for World Patient Safety Day, on 17 September, is “safe maternal and newborn care”, aiming to encourage stakeholders to act for safe and respectful childbirth. According to Ms.... Read more

7 September 2021
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Somali youth shaping the future of peace building in Dobley

Ismail* and Jamal* from Dobley, Somalia, are close friends. They both used to be gang members, a common practice by young men in some parts of the country. “We used to be low-level gangsters,... Read more

3 September 2021
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Somali youth leading in campaigns during COVID-19 times

In June 2021, Osman Mohamed, 18, from Mogadishu, felt unwell for over a week. He was quickly getting tired and was coughing a lot. He decided to go to the hospital and was diagnosed with COVID-19. “I... Read more

31 August 2021
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A mother’s fight against the blade and the cut - ending FGM

When her daughter, Fatuma, turned six, Hibo, from Hargeisa, Somaliland, told her that she was now a big girl and at the right age to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). Hibo impressed it on... Read more

31 August 2021
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A haven for hope for youth in Mogadishu

Anab Abdulkadir Mohamud, 18, from Abdiaziz District in Mogadishu, is the firstborn in a family of six; one boy and five girls. Anab’s father disappeared from home three years ago. He was later... Read more

1 August 2021
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Healing survivors of GBV in IDP camps

“What is more painful isn’t the beatings and injuries inflicted on me, but rather the psychological trauma I underwent after the assault,” says Muna Abdi*.   Muna, 23, a mother of three, who resides... Read more

30 July 2021
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Dignifying women and girls amidst humanitarian emergencies

Fadumo Abdi Essa, 33, is a mother of three children living in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in New Las’Anod. At first glance, the deep scars on her left eye and other parts of her... Read more

26 July 2021
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Meet CAAWISO Services: a female-owned cleaning start-up

Caawiso Services is a company that a group of female entrepreneurs founded. The company works to recruit blue-collar workers to work as maids and provide cleaning services to private homes and public... Read more

27 June 2021
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Theatre-based techniques for youth to change social norms

Abdisamad Yusuf, 12 years old, lives in State House, one of the biggest settlements for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) in Somaliland. There is not as much entertainment in the camp. “I always... Read more

25 June 2021
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GBV One-Stop Centre and Women and Girls’ Safe Spaces fully operational in Bosaso

Leaning over their computers and flipping through notebooks, several counsellors are busy comparing notes and discussing how to help dozens of girls and women sitting in different rooms at the one-... Read more

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