Spotlight: Dahaba Layla Ali

Dahaba Layla Ali and her mother fled the Somali civil war in the 1990s and settled in the Netherlands. They moved to the United Kingdom when Dahaba was 10-years-old via secondary immigration where she became a part of the Somali diaspora in London. Dahaba graduated in 2017 from the University of Cambridge. Dahaba’s multicultural upbringing has given her a unique and diverse voice, which allows her to produce content that relates to … Continue reading Spotlight: Dahaba Layla Ali

Spotlight: Hayat Hashi

Hayat Hashi was born and raised in Tanzania and moved to the United Kingdom when she was 19-years-old. Hayat went to college in Bristol and studied Theatrical & Media Make-up/Beauty Therapy. In 2001, Hayat moved to London where she pursued a BA in Management and worked for Chanel as a Business Manager for over 10 years in Harrods. She eventually moved to working with other luxury skincare brands such as La Mer and La Prairie before starting … Continue reading Spotlight: Hayat Hashi

4-Year-Old Girl Raped In Somalia By Government Soldier

On the 14th of May, a report surfaced on social media claiming that a 4-year-old girl called Farhiyo Abdishakuur Botaan was raped by her neighbour. The rapist has been identified as Mohamed Hussein Elmi, a 21-year-old soldier from the Somali National Army. It is not clear where the crime took place. Farhiyo has been taken to Madina hospital in Mogadishu in order to receive treatment. In … Continue reading 4-Year-Old Girl Raped In Somalia By Government Soldier

New Realities: Somali Women Tell Us About Working During A Global Pandemic

For millions of people across the world, the global pandemic has changed people’s normal daily structures. From working to travelling to socializing, the spread of the COVID-19 virus has drastically altered how we all live. We at The Haybad wanted to find out how Somali women have been coping with these changes. Samia*, a copywriter and business analyst living in Tanzania, considers this pandemic “both … Continue reading New Realities: Somali Women Tell Us About Working During A Global Pandemic