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Somalia : Promoting Women in Legal Profession and Judiciary

Thursday, October 15, 2020

UN Women partnered with the Ministry of Justice to organize a 3-day training for women lawyers in Puntland on 16, 17 and 18 September 2020 which brought together 40 women lawyers from the Puntland women lawyers association and representatives from Women associations in Puntland.

UN Celebrates 16 days of activism in Mogadishu, Somalia

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

To emphasize the need for gender equality and eradication of violence against women and girls, the UN country team in Somalia held a joint press briefing to launch the 2018 16 days of activism.

Somali Women Call for Inclusion in Humanitarian Response and Post Conflict Reconstruction Process

Monday, August 20, 2018

Somali women call for inclusion in humanitarian response and post conflict reconstruction   Women suffer the highest consequences during armed violence and conflict. In many cases they are on the front line of conflict, yet they have fewer resources to protect themselves and with children they are the most affected and vulnerable.   There is an urgent need to address the specific needs of women and girls and involve them as equal partners in humanitarian response and post conflict...

Somalia Partnership Forum

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Somalia Partnership Forum - Side Event on Women, Peace and Security   Turning Policies into Reality – Ensuring Women’s Security and Meaningful Participation What Several factors impede women’s participation in decision and peace-making in Somalia including insecurity, patriarchal norms and economic vulnerability. Although the number of female parliamentarians rose to 24 percent in the 2016 Elections, women participation remains sidelined at the local level. To...

Joint Statement: ‘Freedom from fear’: Ending violence against women

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Human beings are born free and equal, both in rights and in dignity. This is the fundamental principle enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On 10 December nearly 70 years ago, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first international assertion of the “highest aspiration of the common people”, including the “promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms”,...

Mainstreaming Gender in Development and humanitarian response in Somalia

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

UN Women  Somalia Office convened the gender theme group, a think tank on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The team developed a strategy for the UN Somalia to ensure that gender mainstreaming is an integral part of the UN’s operation in Somalia. The overall objective of the Gender Theme Group is to institute a coordinated and coherent approach in delivering high quality gender results through the work of the UN in Somalia. The Deputy Special Representative of the...

Braving dust storms, women plant seeds of hope at the Dadaab refugee camp

Friday, October 24, 2014

Turning dry lands into fertile fields, a livelihood project is helping Somali women refugees in Kenya make a living and prevent sexual and gender-based violence.

Healing unseen wounds in Mogadishu

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A project to train community leaders to heal conflict-related trauma in Mogadishu, Somalia, is helping women and girls move beyond their violent experiences.

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