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3 October 2018

Somali youth engage their peers on political participation and peace building through radio

Youth participation in politics and peace building efforts is increasing in Somalia following a series of live radio talk shows, which have been ongoing in Jubaland and south west states of Somalia... Read more

2 October 2018

UNFPA Representative for Somalia, Mr. Nikolai Botev condemns FGM deaths of 3 young girls

Mogadishu, 2 October 2018 – We are shocked by the deaths of three young girls who died recently in Somalia from complications associated with female genital mutilation (FGM). UNFPA condemns these... Read more

15 August 2018

Anisa, the girl who escaped early marriage and became a civil engineer

Anisa Ahmed, 21, from Garowe in the Puntland State of Somalia has just graduated from Samara University in Ethiopia with a degree in civil engineering. She fought against all odds to be where she is... Read more

1 August 2018
Ms. Mulki Abdiqadir Mohamed receives her certificate

Young Somalis awarded for embracing social media to influence change

Three young people in Kismayo, Jubaland state of Somalia on July 25 received monetary awards and certificates for exceling in a blogging competition which is part of the innovative communication... Read more

31 July 2018

Somalia announces first prosecution for FGM

Somalia’s Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir announced on 25 July the country’s first ever prosecution against female genital mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl Deeqa Dahir Nuur... Read more

10 July 2018

Puntland president pays tribute to UNFPA Somalia

GAROWE, Puntland – The President of Puntland State of Somalia, Dr. Abdiweli Ali Gaas on July 4 commended UNFPA for being a reliable partner in the quest to improve reproductive health and rights for... Read more

16 May 2018
UNFPA Regional Director for the Arab States, Dr. Luay Shabaneh presents a trophy to the winning team

Girls’ basketball as a catalyst for change against harmful practices

Female basketball players in the Puntland State of Somalia continue to raise their voices in support of the campaign towards ending child marriage with financial support from UNFPA Somalia. On 8 May... Read more

2 May 2018

Somalia launches the Peace Building Fund

The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in conjunction with UNFPA Somalia and UN Habitat Somalia on 19 April 2018 launched the Peace Building Fund (PBF) worth $2 Million. The PBF aims to facilitate... Read more

26 March 2018

Fight against maternal and newborn deaths intensifies in Puntland

The Puntland State of Somalia is stepping up the fight against maternal and newborn deaths with the First Lady Dr. Hodan Said Isse taking lead in her capacity as Puntland’s Goodwill Ambassador for... Read more

13 March 2018

Meet Officer Kis Shamis Kabdi Bile, our great advocate against GBV

Officer Kis Shamis Kabdi Bile, 35, 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