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26 July 2021

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

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

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

25 June 2021

Quality emergency reproductive health services for communities affected by cyclone Gati

Farhiya Abdi is an 18-year-old first-time mother living in Hurdiya village in Bari, Somalia. She gave birth to a baby boy in the only health facility in her village, Hurdiya Health Centre. The... Read more

10 June 2021
Press Release

UNFPA Somalia congratulates Puntland for passing a bill that prohibits Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Garowe, 10 June 2021 –  UNFPA Somalia would like to congratulate The President of Puntland State of Somalia, His Excellency Said Cabdullahi Deni and his cabinet for approving the Female Genital... Read more

28 May 2021

Dignifying Somali girls and women: we must end period poverty now

by Mr. Anders Thomsen Representative, UNFPA Somalia   Many girls and women across Somalia suffer from period poverty; they lack access to basic and essential feminine hygiene products such as... Read more

26 May 2021

Healed after a struggle with obstetric fistula

“I have never been happier in my life than I am now. I can now participate in community activities and interact with everyone easily. I no longer feel lonely,” Zainab Osman Muhamad from Burco,... Read more

7 May 2021

Menstrual hygiene campaign launched across Somalia

Amina Hassan, 17, from Mogadishu, has just gone back to secondary school. She dropped out in February 2020 as she did not feel comfortable attending classes while having her monthly periods. “I... Read more

6 May 2021

Youth living with disabilities kick off mask-up campaign for vulnerable populations

Ms. Amina Mohamed Dhurow is a member of the National Disability Council and the Somalia Association of Female Disability chairperson. She is currently leading a campaign dubbed “Mask Up Vulnerable... Read more

30 April 2021

Empowering Mogadishu youth through skills training and startup businesses

Deeqo Abukar Abdullahi, 22, comes from a family of four siblings. Both their parents died. Unfortunately, in 2020, she also lost her eldest brother, the breadwinner, to gunshot wounds following an... Read more