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11 January 2018
Statement
Protecting women against sexual offenses
UNFPA welcomes the new law that the Somaliland Parliament passed on 6 January 2018 and that criminalizes all sexual offenses. We congratulate the Parliamentarians in Hargeisa for creating a... Read more
19 December 2017
News
Members of the Somaliland Youth Peer Education Network (Y-Peer) have started utilising theatre skills and participatory drama methodology to raise awareness on gender-based violence (GBV) and sexual... Read more
11 December 2017
Press Release
Mogadishu, 11 December 2017 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic, via the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, is making a contribution of 3... Read more
2 November 2017
News
create a conducive environment for the provision of YFRHS
UNFPA Somalia is working with the Puntland Ministry of Health to create a conducive environment for the provision of youth-friendly reproductive health services to the many young people that need... Read more
20 October 2017
Opinion
By Nikolai Botev* Our world is increasingly unequal. While the economic gap between countries is generally narrowing, the gap is growing within many developing countries, threatening to destabilize... Read more
3 October 2017
Female basketball players in the Puntland State of Somalia are raising their voices in support of the campaign towards total abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  Basketball for females is... Read more
19 September 2017
Lab technicians demonstrate on DNA testing
Officer Kis Shamis Kabdi Bile, 32, is the only female police officer in charge of all internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nugaal Region, Puntland. She is also the Deputy Director of Community... Read more
30 August 2017
News
Naciima is a 17 year old girl from Somalia. Unlike most 17 year olds who are enjoying life as teenagers, Naciima has already experienced adulthood; she is a mother of four and although her youngest... Read more
16 August 2017
News
UNFPA Somalia with financial support from the People of Japan has enlisted 13 young health professionals and health promoters to serve in youth clinics and conduct community sensitization and... Read more
14 August 2017
HARGEISA – Asha Ali Ibrahim, 41, has been performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on girls in Diaami, Hargeisa and other parts of Somalia since 1997. July and August are her busiest months of... Read more

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