Child bride freed from a forced marriage in Somaliland

Hawa Isack Adan, a 14-year-old girl, was granted a divorce in the Sool region of Somaliland on the 4th of March 2019. The young girl was forcefully wed to a 38-year-old man in January 2019. Hawa took the matter to court after a failed attempt at escaping. Somaliland, a self-declared state in Somalia, implemented the Sexual Offence Act in April 2018. The bill criminalizes various … Continue reading Child bride freed from a forced marriage in Somaliland

Spotlight: Anisa Hajimumin

This week we spoke with Anisa Hajimumin who is the former Minister of Women Development and Family Affairs in Puntland, Somalia. Ms Hajimumin accomplished many great feats during her time as a minister, which include ensuring the passing and implementation of the Sexual Offence Bill in Puntland, establishing the Alternative Care Policy (a policy meant to ensure the creation of homes and care services for … Continue reading Spotlight: Anisa Hajimumin

Spotlight: Miski Osman

This week we spoke with Miski Osman, a twenty-something-year-old who was born in Stockholm, raised in between London and Nairobi and is now living in Mogadishu. Name: Miski Osman  Occupation/Role: Communications Specialist  What did you want to be when you were growing up?  I always knew that I wanted to come back to Somalia and play a role in the rebuilding of my country, but I wasn’t … Continue reading Spotlight: Miski Osman