Minister Of Women And Human Rights Development Opens Centre To Advocate For Women’s Representation In Politics

The Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development of the Federal Republic of Somalia oversaw the opening of a centre in Mogadishu dedicated to advocating for the implementation of Somalia’s 30% quota for female representation in parliament in 2021. Women currently hold 24% of the 329 seats in Somalia’s lower and upper houses of parliament. In June 2020, Somalia’s lower house approved a bill allowing … Continue reading Minister Of Women And Human Rights Development Opens Centre To Advocate For Women’s Representation In Politics

Spotlight: Awa Farah

Awa Farah is a film producer, writer and researcher who is based in the UK. She is currently a first-year PhD student at the University of Cambridge. She has been selected for the 2021 BAFTA x BFI Film Crew. Her documentary “Somalinimo” became a viral hit after being published by The Guardian in late 2020. She also worked on the film, “A Life in a Day”, which … Continue reading Spotlight: Awa Farah

04-01-2021

As a Somali man, I used to think that it was impossible to love someone, truly love someone without any limitations. Terms like “in love” and “blinded by love” were just words whose usages were dominant in western society, they were terms that I could never really relate to. Our parents used to teach us that love usually comes after marriage and that it would be … Continue reading 04-01-2021

Police In Somaliland Arrest A Woman For Posting A Video Abusing Her Housegirl

Authorities in Somaliland have arrested a woman for posting a video of herself verbally abusing a young girl who was working in her home. The short clip which has been circulating on social media shows a heated verbal exchange between an older woman and a young girl. The woman, who has been identified as Zamzam Ismail Artan, can be heard repeatedly asking the housegirl “who sent … Continue reading Police In Somaliland Arrest A Woman For Posting A Video Abusing Her Housegirl

International Crisis Group’s Latest Briefing Details The Drawbacks Of CVE For Women In Somalia

On the 9th of December, the International Crisis Group released a brief titled “A Course Correction for the Women, Peace and Security Agenda” (WPS) which focuses on the difficulties and dangers that women who work in certain countries face due to their respective countries’ efforts to counter religious extremism. The United Nation’s Security Council adopted the WPS resolution on 31 October 2000. According to the UN, … Continue reading International Crisis Group’s Latest Briefing Details The Drawbacks Of CVE For Women In Somalia

Girl Raped And Killed In Home Of Somaliland Minister’s Son

On the 30th of November, reports circulated on social media stating that a girl, who was identified as Nasteexo Ismaciil Adan, was raped and murdered in a house that belongs to the son of a minister in Somaliland. The perpetrator has been identified by Nasteexo’s family as Mustafa Hassan Gaafaadhi, son of the current Minister of Planning Hassan Mohamed Ali Gaafaadhi. Nasteexo was said to be … Continue reading Girl Raped And Killed In Home Of Somaliland Minister’s Son

Classmate Admits To Pushing Shukri Abdi In The Water

One out of the four classmates who were with Shukri Abdi in her final moments stated during an inquest on Wednesday 25th November that she “accidentally” pushed Shukri into deeper water before she died of drowning. The classmate, who for legal reasons is referred to as Child One, told police that she pushed Shukri in order to save herself, as they were all in the water … Continue reading Classmate Admits To Pushing Shukri Abdi In The Water

UN Envoy James Swan Shares Concerns Over Increase In Instances Of Sexual Violence In Somalia With The Security Council

The Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) James Swan briefed the Security Council on the current situation in Somalia On Sunday 23rd November. The UN Envoy’s statement focused on matters concerning the electoral process, security, humanitarian needs, and the issue of sexual violence in the country. On the latter point, Mr. Swan stated: “I reiterate concerns over … Continue reading UN Envoy James Swan Shares Concerns Over Increase In Instances Of Sexual Violence In Somalia With The Security Council

New Realities: A Somali-British Doctor’s Experiences On The Frontline In The UK

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. The current global pandemic has had an immense effect on everyone, especially on … Continue reading New Realities: A Somali-British Doctor’s Experiences On The Frontline In The UK

Man “Marries” Child in Puntland

On the 11th of November, local radio station Dalsan News tweeted four pictures of a ceremony that was held for Mohamud Abshir, an alleged member of parliament in Puntland, and an underage girl who was identified as Farhia Abdi Farah. The man in the pictures has been wrongly identified as being a member of parliament, according to our sources in Somalia. The individual goes by the nickname … Continue reading Man “Marries” Child in Puntland