Overlooking the Cost to Somalia’s Civilians

By Laetitia Bader When fighting broke out in the central Somali town of Guri’el last week, it was a stark reminder of how political power struggles can take a harsh toll on civilians. Although it’s unclear how many civilians have been killed and injured, hundreds are reported to have fled. On February 10, the Ahlu Sunna […]

International Day on Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Ministry of Gender & Human Rights and Ministry of Health of Somali Federal Republic jointly conducted the commemoration of the International Day on Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. The event was attended by the deputy speaker of the Somali Parliament, the Health Minister, civil societies, line ministries, UNFPA,  UNICEF, UNSOM,  local and international media […]

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Tradition Not Worth Holding On To

By James P. McAnulty Friday, February 6, 2015 Today marks the twelfth annual International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C).  Today, we remember the more than 125 million women and girls from around the world who have undergone FGM/C.  Today, we renew the call to eradicate this harmful practice and to speak out clearly:  this […]

IDPs Lead Harsh Life In and Around Mogadishu

Some of the IDPs in and around Mogadishu live a harsh life. They can hardly get basic needs of life. Some of them suffer from a poor health as they cannot afford healthcare for themselves. Most of the IDP camps along Mogadishu-Afgoye Highway do not have health centres or hospitals.Ibraahim Jeerow Adan is an IDP […]