Refugees from conflict zones opt for war-torn Syria

Damascus (AFP) – Millions of Syrians have fled their country’s war as refugees, but for tens of thousands of people escaping conflict elsewhere, Syria is also a place of refuge. Among them is Zahraa Abdi, who fled her native Somalia in 2012 and lives in a small room with her three children in northern Damascus. […]

2016 Annual Report

SJHR has noted that there have been many initiatives against human rights violations in Somalia including our own initiatives as a young dynamic rights organization in the country. In our country Somalia, there are many human rights violations which were down to downscaling human rights and protection awareness and funding. Efforts of human rights organizations […]

Journalists & People Centered Project 2016-2017

 Project Narrative Somalia being a country that has been in civil war for more than a quarter century and one of the worst places for journalists to work, there is no doubt that journalists need assistance in their work towards the betterment of the country and people-especially the vulnerable of women, children, IDPs, disabled persons, […]

Somali Journalists for Human Rights (SJHR) advises the government of Puntland to uphold Press Freedom

Somali Journalists for Human Rights (SJHR) hereby advises the government of Puntland to uphold Press Freedom. SJHR also recommends journalists in Puntland to protect media law and ethics. Last month, there emerged disagreements between the Puntland Ministry of Information and Media Association of Puntland (MAP) over the closure of Radio Daljir, amendments on Puntland media […]

Ururka Somali Journalists for Human Rights (SJHR) wuxuu ugu baaqayaa Dowlada Puntland inay..

Ururka Somali Journalists for Human Rights (SJHR) wuxuu ugu baaqayaa Dowlada Puntland inay ilaaliso Xoriyada Saxaafada, bahda warbaahintana wuxuu ku boorinayaa ilaalinta anshaxa iyo xeerarka saxaafada. Bishii ugu danbaysay waxaa soo ifbaxayay khilaafaad kala duwan oo u dhaxeeya Wasaarada Warfaafinta Puntland iyo ururka warbaahinta Puntland khilaafaadkaa oo salka ku hayay xiritaankii idaacada Daljir, wax ka […]

SJHR’S Position on Accountability in Somalia

Somalia has been at war with itself for the last 25 years. Accountability has been downscaling during the civil unrest. The state of being accountable or the willingness to accept responsibility was missing among the people of Somalia. People have not been accounting for one’s actions as law and order were not in place. Accountability […]

Somali domestic workers at risk as Ramadan departures dawn

Under a new agreement Somalia is sending between 600 and 1,000 domestic workers to Saudi Arabia in time for Ramadan. The month of fasting usually brings an increase in the demand for domestic workers as employers often host large iftar meals to break their fast. This can mean long hours for the workers and more cases of overwork and abuse. Over […]