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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

20 October 2017

Women’s health and rights: part of the solution to economic inequality

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

Girls’ basketball against FGM

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

New forensic centre gives hope for justice against sexual offenses

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

Naciima - far too young

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

More reproductive health services for Somali youth

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

For many girls, school holidays means FGM “cutting season”

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

19 July 2017
Press Release

Sweden invests USD 8.5 Million in 2017 for improved maternal and new-born health

Mogadishu, 19 July 2017 – Sweden has granted the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) USD 8.5 Million to scale-up high impact reproductive, maternal, new-born and adolescent health interventions in... Read more