September 17, 2018

2 Young Sisters Die After Undergoing Female Genital Mutilation – National Public Radio

Two sisters from a remote pastoral village in Puntland State, Somalia, died on Sept. 11 of complications from […]
July 30, 2018

Somalia announces first prosecution for female genital mutilation – Reuters

The image above is a stock image. LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Somalia’s Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir […]
January 24, 2017

An Interview with Qadar Issa, Survivor of Kidnapping and Honor Violence

Honor violence most often hurts women and girls, but it can also affect men and boys. One of […]
January 30, 2016

Persecution of Homosexuals in Somalia

Many homosexuals in Somalia keep their sexuality a secret out of fear of retribution from al-Shabaab, the Islamist terror […]
March 3, 2014

Human rights workers are campaigning in Somaliland to end female genital mutilation (FGM), but the custom is proving difficult to eliminate.

Human rights workers are campaigning in Somaliland to end female genital mutilation (FGM), but the custom is proving […]
February 24, 2014

It is a ritual supposed to keep women “pure”, but an increased understanding of the severe health risks of extreme forms of female genital mutilation appears to be slowly rolling back its prevalence in Somalia’s northwest.

It is a ritual supposed to keep women “pure”, but an increased understanding of the severe health risks […]
October 18, 2013

Human rights campaigner Waris Dirie discusses her work against female genital mutilation (FGM) and why the practice has to stop.

Human rights campaigner Waris Dirie discusses her work against female genital mutilation (FGM) and why the practice has […]
September 25, 2013

Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah explains why getting kids to school is vital.

Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah explains why getting kids to school is vital. Read his analysis here.
November 8, 2011

Somalia: Women lobby for law against FGM

Women’s groups in the Somali town of Galkayo are lobbying the authorities in the self-declared autonomous region of […]
November 8, 2011

Female genital mutilation “re-emerging” in Somalia

Female genital mutilation is becoming more common in one region of Somalia, it has been claimed. Head of […]
October 18, 2011

Somali women’s basketball team plays on, despite Islamist threats

In Somalia, Islamist threats have failed to stop the women’s basketball team from playing. Via:[http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=105501]
January 7, 2011

Somalia’s al-Shabab bans mixed-sex handshakes

Men and women have been banned from shaking hands in a district of Somalia controlled by the Islamist […]
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