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SOMWA celebrates International Women’s Day on discussion about digital capacity for Somali women

In the celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2023, Somali Media Women Association (SOMWA) held an open panel discussion in Baidoa, the...

The impact of online/offline harassment on Somali female journalists

The growing popularity of digital media was supposed to give women in media visibility and safety but instead, it's making women journalists more vulnerable....

Somalia: ‘Sustained focus, investments’ needed to boost women’s political participation

Briefing ambassadors under the Women, Peace, and Security agenda, she said that her most recent trip, earlier this month, was aimed at boosting women’s...

New Research: Alarming Evidence of Online Attacks on Women Journalists Leading to ‘Real World’ Violence

Julie Posetti, Jackie Harrison and Silvio Waisbord The insidious problem of online violence against women journalists is increasingly spilling offline, with potentially deadly consequences, a...

Front-line female journalists talk about how Covid19 is affecting Somali IDPs

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Somalia on mid-March 2020 when the first case was confirmed in Mogadishu, and started to dramatically escalate in the...

Somali women journalists boldly work in dangerous conditions

A Somali women-centred journalism association has made history by training fellow journalists in the city of Baidoa on how to cover the first popular...

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...

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...