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Somali Media Women Association (SOMWA) strongly Denounces killing of journalist in Afgoye Town

Somali Media Women Association (SOMWA) strongly Denounces killing of journalist in Afgoye Town

Somali Media Women Association (SOMWA) strongly condemns the killing of journalist Abdiwali Ali who was on Sunday evening shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Afgoye, about 30 kilometres (18 miles) southwest of the capital Mogadishu. “I am deeply saddened by the death of Abdiwali Ali in Afgooye. He was doing his job, I strongly condemn […]

SOMWA Hosts Training Workshop For Journalists On Election Reporting In Baidoa.

Somali Media Women Association (SOMWA) has today concluded a one-day training workshop for 15 female journalists in Baidoa, the interim administrative capital of the Southwest regional state of Somalia. The workshop focused on election reporting for journalists based in the city. It was also designed to help journalists in Southwest region, Somalia strengthen their knowledge […]

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SOMWA helds one-day election reporting workshop in Baidoa.

Somali Women Media Association (SOMWA) has held one-day training workshop for 13 female journalists on Wednesday in Baidoa city of Southwest regional state in Somalia on reporting elections in 2020/2021. The journalists were given lessons on how to report during the upcoming one man one vote elections in Somalia. SOMWA members and some other female […]

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Somalia: Somali Media Women Association ( SOMWA) Condemns Arrest of Journalist in Buurhakaba

Somali Media Women Association ( SOMWA) is deeply saddened with the arrest and detention of journalist Hussien Alio Gesey by Buurhakaba District Police Command. Alio is accused of writing inflammatory posts on social media where he made a comparison between the security situation in Diinsoor district at the moment and the years back . Hussien […]

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Somali Media Women Association ( SOMWA) Condemns  Somalia’s New Media law, Appeals to President Farmajo not to sign the bill into law

Somali Media Women Association ( SOMWA) protests against the draconian Somali Media Law which was recently passed by both houses of Somali parliaments. Somwa  appeals to President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo not to sign the contentious media bill because it would open the way for criminal prosecutions for ordinary press offences and would undermine efforts by […]

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Board and Staff Meeting on the Registration and data collection

The Executive Director of the Somali Women Journalists Association (SOMWA) has reached Baidoa on 20-Jul-2019, the SOMWA headquarters to register female journalists working in Bay region and then interview them. Firstly, the floor was taken to address by the chairman of the Somali South West Journalist Association (SOWEJA) Muhammed Hassan Husni said the number of […]

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BBC interview with Maryan Seylac, SOMWA Executive Director

SOMWA Executive Director Maryan Seylac, who has been interviewed by BBC, talked about  the circumstances in which the female Somali journalists work. Click more on the interview

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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 […]

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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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