“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
For May, in which Poland has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the
Date: 6 September 2016
For July, in which Japan has the presidency of the UN Security Council, the MAP provides recommendations on the situa
Date: 9 May 2016
The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 35 of Security Council resolution 2232 (2015), in which the Cou
For years women in Mogadishu have been on the side-lines in the fight against al-Shabaab, but more recently they have
Sierra Leone is demonstrating that it understands the important role women can play as peacekeepers.
Women from the 17 districts of Mogadishu have staged anti-Al Shabaab protest in Mogadishu in support of lasting peace
At an early age, Faduma began to learn an art that has been passed down her family from generation to generation.
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif
The speech of 16-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations this month has served as an inspi
The Somali Ministry of Development and Social Affairs is drafting a bill that outlines a new gender policy for the co
With Somalia's UN-backed government consolidating its hold over the capital, Mogadishu, and other areas from al-Qaeda
The appointment of Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Somalia was a b
Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam is to be Somalia's first female foreign minister in a cabinet formed by new Prime Minister Abd
The conflict that Somalia endured for more than 20 years took a heavy toll on the women of the country who now look t
African Development Solutions (ADESO) has launched a project for more than 300 women in the Puntland region of Somali
Somalia has recently selected its parliament on Somali soil for the first time since the civil war of the late 1980s.
After two decades of civil war and being subjected to violence and unthinkable hardships, Somali women are now expect
Representatives from more than 40 governments are meeting in London today to discuss the future of Somalia and its tr
As Somalia's transitional government and various stakeholders meet Wednesday to discuss the inclusion of the country'
The women's Leadership for Peace and Security in the Greater Horn of Africa project was launched in 2009.
The 40 women conference participants dubbed G40 will in the five days of their discussions come up with an action pla
The First Lady of Somaliland Amina Sheikh Mohamed Waris inaugurated an international conference on the theme of &ldqu
High decorated ceremony organized by the organization of the Somali women known as COGWO that focused on the role of
After dropping out of school in the sixth grade to help her mother, Fartun Abdi Hashi, 22, was given a second chance
On July 22, 2011 the newly appointed Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, a Harvard-trained professor of econo
What is SOMWA's relationship with other international organizations?
The Somali rebel group Al-shababa has ordered women and children for the participation in the ongoing fight in the co
Hargeisa (Somalilandpress) – The first lady opened a national conference for the women at Ambassador Hotel.
Juba, Sudan – Developing the ability of women legislators to govern more effectively, especially with regards t
Gender activists from East and Southern Africa have expressed shock at the backward trends in the 50/50 campaign in r
A background on the HIV/AIDS situation, trafficking and smuggling, gender based violence, and political participation
This manual was translated and adapted to Somali language and culture during the Good Governance and Leadership Train
The 30 or so Somali women and girls gathered near the Holl-Holl camp community garden, where visitors routinely leave
This report was commissioned by the Netherlands Special Programme on WID, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) of the N
Somali women from South-Central, Puntland and Somaliland came together.
Al-Shabaab loyalists are shooting themselves liberally in the foot with all their strange rules, the most recent bein
No matter what one thinks, or in what color one tries to see the appointment of Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam as the first w
Activists in Somalia are demanding that their new government do more to investigate rape charges, especially those di
For more than 20 years there has been a continuous stream of bad news where Somalia is concerned with images of war,
Asha Hagi Elmi and her sister Amina spearhead efforts to bring dignity to the women of Mogadishu's refugee ca
When I meet Ikran and Deko, I'm struck by how ordinary they look.
The role of women in peacebuilding has long been underestimated in Somaliland.