Somali youths fight against "rampant" gender-based violence

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IDPs attend a training session on Human Rights, Gender and Sexual Violence in Mogadishu, Somalia, which was supported by the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). Photo: UN/Omar Abdisalan

Somali youths must unite to help eradicate "rampant" sexual and gender-based violence in the country.

That was the call from one young speaker at a recent symposium held in Mogadishu, organized by a key UN partner in the east African state, that's recovering from decades of war.

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) conference, serves as a forum for Somali youth to openly discuss ways to eradicate gender-based violence.

UN figures show that 94 per cent of the reported cases of sexual violence were female and nearly three-quarters of them came from internally-displaced (IDP) communities.

Andita Listyarini has more.

Duration: 2’23″

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