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23 September 2020

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
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

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

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

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

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

28 July 2020

Urgent need to prioritise the fight against GBV & FGM amidst COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Somalia Representative Mr. Anders Thomsen on the need to prioritise the fight against GBV and FGM amidst COVID-19 response Mogadishu, 28 July 2020 – Now is the time to ensure that... Read more

11 July 2020

UNFPA calls for the speedy passage of the Sexual Offences & FGM bills in Somalia

Statement by the UNFPA Representative for Somalia Mr. Anders Thomsen on World Population Day Mogadishu, 11 July, 2020 – The unprecedented fight against gender-based violence and harmful practices;... Read more

1 July 2020

PARTICIPATE: contribute to the UNFPA Country Programme Document for Somalia

UNFPA is carrying out consultations for the UNFPA Fourth Country Programme for Somalia. Please tell us your thoughts on what should go into the UNFPA New Country Programme for Somalia for 2021 to... Read more