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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

5 March 2018

Fistula campaign gives hope to isolated women

Canab Salad, 17, from Howlwadaag in Puntland is known as the girl who is possessed by demons and has been mostly living in isolation from her family and community. She had been leading a normal life... Read more

6 February 2018
A circumciser showing the razor used in the procedure

FGM – I was cut and sewn up – not once but twice

UNFPA Somalia Youth Programme officer, Fatuma Muhumed, narrates her ordeal with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) I remember vividly that it was on a bright, sunny morning when my mother called me and... Read more

11 January 2018
Protecting women against sexual offenses

UNFPA welcomes law that criminalizes sexual offenses in Somaliland

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

Young people fight GBV and promote health through drama

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

Government of Italy grants UNFPA Somalia three million Euros for the reduction of maternal mortality in Somalia

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
create a conducive environment for the provision of YFRHS

Stepping up youth-friendly reproductive health services

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