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COVID-19 Vulnerability Mapping by Risk Factors in Banadir Region

Publication

IDPs are considered to be one of the most vulnerable populations to the spread of COVID-19 infections. This is due to the nature of their settlements and inadequate social amenities available to them. Due to the rapid movement of IDPs in Banadir, regular updates of their locations is crucial.

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Beyond the scars: personal stories of survivors of FGM in Somalia

Newsletter

Imagine having to hold your urine, and only letting out a little for seven days because you are experiencing unbearable pain in your private parts. This is not caused by an infection, but because your genitals have been cut deliberately.

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UNFPA Somalia Situation Report 26 May 2020

Situation Report

The number of women and girls facing abuse including sexual violence has extremely increased due to the restrictions on movement, as well as economic and social stresses induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UNFPA Somalia Situation Report 6 May 2020

Situation Report

UNFPA Somalia is implementing COVID-19 preparedness and response activities across the strategic pillars identified in the Government and WHO Preparedness and Response Strategy. Huge efforts are being made to ensure that continuity of lifesaving SRH and GBV information and services are prioritized within the national response strategy. 

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The Somali Health and Demographic Survey 2020

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This survey marks the first time that such data has been produced in the history of Somalia. It provides long-awaited information required by policy- and decision-makers, and all other relevant stakeholders to make evidence-based programme and policy decisions that deliver effective services to Somalis. The survey findings will enable the Federal Government of Somalia and Federal Member States to monitor their respective sectors in Somalia’s National Development Plans, including those relating to improving the lives of women and children, and overall health in Somalia.

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Gender-Based Violence in Somalia - Advocacy Brief April 2020

Technical Reports and Document

Women and girls in Somalia are subject to high levels of human suffering, deprivation and grave violations of their right to live their lives free from violence, torture, and discrimination. Somalia has not been able to override the conflict and transform the rigid discriminatory gender and social norms that subordinate women and adolescent girls across every sphere of human development.

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UNFPA Somalia Situation Report - April 2020

Situation Report

UNFPA Somalia is implementing COVID-19 preparedness and response activities, across the strategic pillars identified in the Government and WHO Preparedness and Response Strategy, to ensure that continuity of lifesaving SRH and GBV information and services are prioritized within the national response strategy. 

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UNFPA Somalia Situation Report March 2020

Situation Report

Sexual and reproductive health is a significant public health issue, including in epidemics and UNFPA Somalia is working closely with the Federal Ministry of Health as part of the UN-Wide coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the accessibility and availability health services. Also, UNFPA is working with its implementing partners across the country to ensure SRH and GBV services are available for communities and specifically to women, adolescents girls and youth.

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UNFPA Somalia's Preparedness and Response to COVID-19

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Effective and coordinated clinical and public health services, as well as community engagement and mobilization, are key to an epidemic response. Sexual and reproductive health is a significant public health issue, including in epidemics and UNFPA Somalia is working closely with the Federal Ministry of Health and Human Services as part of the UN-wide coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the accessibility and availability of health services as well as gender-based violence services.

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Art for social change and positive living

Publication

Body Mapping is a creative tool that brings together bodily experience and visual artistic expression. In its basic form, it involves painting a life-size representation of one’s body onto a large surface and use vibrant colors, pictures, symbols and words to represent experiences. These works are made by non-professional artist and provide a time for creativity, critical thinking, stock taking and ultimately engage people in a better understanding and respect of one and another.The method provides a creative vehicle for expression that is not dependant on literacy levels. Since the individuals depicted in the body maps are never reduced to stereotypes but rather express personally lived experience, the maps have the potential to break down barriers, both in the process of their development and in sharing them with a wider audience.

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