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25 June 2021

GBV One-Stop Centre and Women and Girls’ Safe Spaces fully operational in Bosaso

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in April 2021 launched the One-Stop centre and the Women and Girls’ Safe Spaces (WGSS) for survivors of... 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... Read more

10 June 2021
Press Release

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

UNFPA Somalia would like to congratulate The President of Puntland State of Somalia, His Excellency Said Cabdullahi Deni and his cabinet for... Read more

28 May 2021

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

Many girls and women across Somalia suffer from period poverty; they lack access to basic and essential feminine hygiene products such as sanitary... 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... Read more

7 May 2021

Menstrual hygiene campaign launched across Somalia

The majority of young girls in the Somali capital have missed classes during their menstruation period affecting their performance in school. Many... Read more

6 May 2021

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

“As the COVID-19 pandemic situation worsens, we have launched the campaign to contain the spread of the pandemic. We are very proud to start this... Read more

30 April 2021

Empowering Mogadishu youth through skills training and startup businesses

Deeqo Abukar Abdullahi was among the first cohort of youth to enrol at the Abdiaziz Youth Center run by Mercy-USA for Aid and Development with... Read more

29 April 2021

Somalia’s maternal health workforce faces a shortage of midwives willing to relocate

A deployment policy for nurses and midwives in Somalia was developed in 2019. It emphasizes the transparent selection and recruitment process and... Read more

20 March 2021

Zamzam breaks gender stereotypes through art

She recently attended the body mapping workshop organized and funded by UNFPA Somalia. ZamZam says the workshop helped her discover that she can... Read more