“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.”
Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund and United Nations
Somalia's new cabinet should urgently adopt meaningful reforms to confront rampant sexual violence, Human Rights Watc
In recent years, Somali women and girls living in makeshift camps in and around Mogadishu have experienced a wave of
In its annual report, the Human Rights Watch organization released on Tuesday blasts that Women and girls in Somalia
Rape and sexual violence pose a “constant threat” to women and children living in camps for displaced peo
As Mogadishu's Liido beach became a popular spot, where young men and women are predominant during the holidays, wome
Inside a brightly painted Mogadishu clinic, Salim (not her real name) sits alongside her seven-year-old son, waiting
In a classroom tucked away from the world in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, students practice spelling.
Asha Haji Elmi was born in Somalia in 1962 where she graduated from the Somali National University in Mogadishu.
The Somali government plans to move displaced people to more secure camps in the capital Mogadishu and set up militar
Somalia's new government has to build a stronger and more transparent judicial system in order to prosecute perpetrat
Internally displaced people in Somalia are suffering sexual violence and other forms of abuse, reports the Human Righ
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Reuters) — A Somali court on Sunday freed a journalist who was jailed in January for interv
Mogadishu court sentences journalist and alleged rape victim to one year each in jail, angering press freedom groups.
Somalia has charged a woman who said she was raped by government troops, accusing her of making a false accusation an
A Somali freelance journalist has been detained without charge since 10 January after interviewing a woman who says s
A 22-year-old Somali woman who says she was forced to flee her home country after being threatened by the al-Shabaab
No serious discussion on the advancement of women's rights in the 21st century can ignore the plight of Somali women.
Cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), as well as domestic violence, are increasing in camps for internall
The number of reported rapes in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, has ri
Deteriorating security, a culture of impunity and an increase in attacks on internally displaced people (IDPs) in the
Nadifa, a widowed mother of four, left her hut near Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, to search for food.
Like so many in the Horn of Africa, Nadifa needed food.
The day seems to be getting brighter in Somalia districts that bore the brunt of fanaticism under the al-Shaabab mili
Somali women who have escaped drought and war in their home country to Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp tell CBC News they
The supposed sanctuary of Kenyan refugee camps can't protect Somali women from the horrors of a growing rape epidemic
Women fleeing conflict and famine in Somalia are facing another threat to their lives, sexual assault.
DADAAB, Kenya (AP) — Refugee Barwago Mohamud huddles silently beneath a few blankets stretched over sticks at n
Humanitarian organizations in the Horn of Africa say they've seen a dramatic increase in violence against women as mo
Somalia has been plagued by decades of woes - persistent conflict, waves of natural disasters and drought.
A Thomson Reuters Foundation poll may have found that Afghanistan is the most dangerous place to be a woman, but Soma
Somalia is the most dangerous country on earth to be a woman and a “living hell” for those struggling to
UN Women Executive Director Ms.
Mogadishu — When the punishment, 100 whip lashes, was postponed because she was pregnant Ms Anab Mussa thought
Fabienne Doucet is haunted by the stories of the women and children she has met who are still living in camps one yea
NAIROBI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Women living in areas controlled by Somalia's Islamists say they are increasingly the tar
Historically, violence against women has been used as a political weapon in Haiti.
In many of the conflicts of the last decades – from Afghanistan to Somalia, from the Balkans to the Democratic
The three Somali women sat huddled together in a corner of an empty, dusty room in a camp for displaced people in nor
Galkayo (RBC Radio):- THE curtain fell in style 10th December 2010 on the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Vi
The three masked gunmen burst into Asha Muse Ali's tent at night and grabbed every item of value they could find: $85
GALKAYO, Somalia - Aid workers in Somalia say they are seeing an alarming number of rapes in refugee camps housing th
The president of Somalia's Puntland government opened the country's first-ever international women's conference in th
Since rival clans overthrew the government in Somalia in 1991, the country has been in the grip of a vicious civil wa
Being mothers, sisters, daughters or even wives Somali women have been violated in many ways, their sons, husbands, b
The capital of Mogadishu, Somalia has been the scene of ongoing clashes between Government troops and Islamist Milita
A very high proportion of civilians, among them large numbers of women and young children, are bearing the brunt of o
Kenyan forces at the Somali border and in nearby refugee camps are abusing asylum seekers and refugees fleeing war-to
Food is scarce in Ethiopia, where most of the population lives in rural, drought-prone areas in a state of chronic po