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20 January 2022

Good menstrual hygiene keeps girls in school. Period.

“I had my first period when I was 12 years old, in sixth grade during the monthly test,” said Maryam Abdirahman. “It was a math test, I had studied hard for it but I was in pain and so grossed out... Read more

10 January 2022

Through small-scale business capital, Youth in Dobley are realizing their potential

Dahir Abdi Ali is a 23-year old energetic man who earns his living, and supports his large family, by working at a car wash service in Dobley Town. Abdi comes from a poverty-stricken family who lost... Read more

31 December 2021

UNFPA continues to provide health services and supportive programmes to adolescents girls in Somalia

With the emergence and spread of COVID-19 across the world, social, political and economic activities came to a standstill in many countries, including Somalia. The implementation of movement... Read more

24 December 2021

Dear Daughter Campaign Launch in Jubaland

On 13 December 2021, the Dear Daughter Campaign launched in Kismayo, Jubaland, with the presence of the Regional Minister of Women, and other frontline anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)... Read more

22 December 2021

The Mogadishu Tech Summit: supporting tech-savvy youth in Somalia

We are honored to be taking part in Mogadishu Tech Summit 2021. I would like to extend my gratitude to the EU that supported us in funding the MTS and a huge thanks to all the sponsors and the... Read more

1 December 2021

How Somali Health and Demographic Survey (SHDS) data led to academic success: a case of Puntland

Anisa Anisa and Mohamed work at the Ministry of Planning, Economic Development and international cooperation (MOPEDIC) in Garowe, Puntland. Having both graduated with Bachelor degrees in... Read more

30 November 2021

UNFPA in Support of the Somalia National Population and Housing Census

As Somalia makes a political and economic transition, credible and timely official statistical information on population, social, economic, and environmental conditions will play a fundamental role... Read more

28 October 2021

The 9th Fistula Repair Campaign in Somalia is off to a great start

Women camping outside of the DayNile Hospital in Mogadishu, waiting to receive treatment, on 25 October, 2021. Photo by PAC On 16 October 2021, the 9th Obstetric Fistula Repair Campaign kicked off... Read more

28 October 2021
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UFPA-supported hotline in Hargeisa improves reporting of Gender-Based Violence

In 2019, UNFPA carried out a rapid assessment across Somaliland, focusing on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The assessment revealed an increase in the use of GBV... Read more

10 October 2021

On World Mental Health Day, Ifrah Ahmed calls for ending FGM

Today marks World Mental Health Day. As stated by the World Health Organization (WHO), the overall objective of this day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize... Read more