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SOMWA condernms the brutal rape and killing in Somalia

SOMWA condernms the brutal rape and killing in Somalia

Somali Media Women Association is strongly condemning the brutal rape and killing on 12 years old girl in Galkacyo town in Puntland, the north eastern region in Sonalia. SOMWA called it as savage and untorelable act. “We are deeply concerned and saddened about the incident happened and our heart goes to the family of the […]

Campaigner for Somali women in media

According to a recent study carried out by Transparency International, Somalia was deemed to be the most corrupt nation in the world. The economic and political instability of Somalia has made it the site of many human rights violations, particularly against women. Females are underrepresented in the workforce as well as education. In fact, slightly […]

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Women still face a fight for recognition in war and peace

This year marks the 15th anniversary of a landmark UN resolution that recognised the vital role women can play in conflict resolution and peace-building. But has it made any difference? What is resolution 1325? Resolution 1325 was passed unanimously by the UN security council on 31 October 2000, following decades of lobbying by women’s rights […]

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Women reporting abuse in Somalia without persecution

Investigating sexual abuse and exploitation – especially when those accused are soldiers – is a complex and time-consuming process that requires sensitive expert handling. But even a skillful and professionally-run investigation will fail if the women and girls most affected fear to come forward to share their experiences. And in Mogadishu, women reporting sexual crimes […]

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The Somali Media Women’s Association

According to a recent study carried out by Transparency International, Somalia was deemed to be the most corrupt nation in the world. The economic and political instability of Somalia has made it the site of many human rights violations, particularly against women. Females are underrepresented in the workforce as well as education. In fact, slightly […]

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Interview with Chairperson of Somalia Media Women’s Association

The Somali Media Women’s Association is a grassroots NGO in Somalia dedicated to increasing the presence of women in the media. They also organize capacity building and empowerment projects.  The founder, Marian Zeila, is currently based in London and leads the organization from abroad.

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