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SOMALIA / VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

One hundred Somali women —   dressed in Orange as part of the worldwide Unite to End Violence Against Women —  met in Mogadishu   to organize the local struggle to protect women. UNSOM

8 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / SOUTH WEST ADMINISTRATION

Top United Nations envoy for Somalia welcomed the inauguration of Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan as the leader of the newly formed Interim South West Administration (ISWA), calling it "a big step forward in the federation of the country." UNSOM

4 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

In Mogadishu, Somalia‟s capital, dozens of persons with disabilities today gathered at the popular Hilaac UK Restaurant to mark the International Day OF Persons with Disabilities and discuss the challenges they face in everyday life. The event was organised by the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN), an umbrella group that advocates for the rights of disabled [...]

3 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / HIV INFECTIONS

After new figures showed an increase in new HIV infections, Somalia marked World AIDS Day by bringing together people of all walks of life for voluntary testing. UNSOM  

1 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / PEACEBUILDING

Speaking at a high level meeting in Mogadishu, the Somalia's president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud said the country "must be allowed to lead its own transformation in a manner that's compatible to its own circumstances." The meeting reviewed progress made in peacebuilding and the development of Somalia as a Federal Republic, as well as the financial [...]

11 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / HUMAN RIGHTS

Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development, supported by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Somalia (UNSOM) have organized a five-day nationwide consultation workshop on the Post-Transition Human Rights Roadmap for Somalia which ended with a pledge from the government to work towards improving the human rights situation in the country.  UNSOM

10 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FLOODS BELETWEYNE

An estimated 21,000 people have been displaced by floods in Beletweyne, in the Hiran region, South-central of Somalia. Seasonal torrential rains experienced in the region for the last two weeks have seen River Shebelle break its banks, leaving hundreds of families displaced and in need of urgent assistance. AMISOM

6 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / HUMAN RIGHTS ROAD MAP

The Somali government opened a national consultation workshop on the Post-Transition Human Rights Road map for Somalia, with representatives from the various ministries, different regions, a section of civil society and human rights advocates, among others, in attendance. UNSOM

4 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / SEXUAL EXPLOITATION INVESTIGATION

The investigation team set up by the African Union to look into allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse against AMISOM personnel arrived in Mogadishu. The allegations were contained in a report by Human Rights Watch titled, "The Power these Men Have Over Us – Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by African Union Forces in Somalia", released in [...]

3 Nov 2014 | Read More »

KENYA / DADAAB BAN

The United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim visited Dadaab in Kenya, a refugee camp hosting a large number of Somali refugees. UN officials are in the country to participate in a high level meeting that will focus its attention on peace and development in the horn of [...]

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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