Survey By Somwim Indicates That Gender Inclusivity Is Not A Priority For Somali Media

A non-profit organization called Somwim (Somali Women In Media) recently carried out a survey focusing on women’s role in the media landscape in Mogadishu and the various challenges faced by women journalists in their jobs. Over twenty media outlets participated in the sample study. According to Somwim, there are 676 journalists in Mogadishu alone. Out of this number, 521 (78%) are men, whereas 155 (22%) … Continue reading Survey By Somwim Indicates That Gender Inclusivity Is Not A Priority For Somali Media

Women’s Organizations In Somalia Release A Joint Statement on International Women’s Day

In honour of International Women’s Day, on the 8th of March, several Somali organizations that focus on women’s issues released a joint statement directed towards the Federal Government of Somalia. The organizations included IIDA Women’s Development Organization, Somali Women Agenda (SWA), Free Education for the People (FEFA), Banadir Development Foundation (BADEF) and a group representing the women of the Banadir region. The organizations stated that they … Continue reading Women’s Organizations In Somalia Release A Joint Statement on International Women’s Day

Muna Kuri’s Husband Heads To Trial On Murder Charge

A Somali man was ordered to stand trial on the charge that he murdered his wife in an apartment in San Diego, in the city of California in the United States of America. On the 4th of March 2019, Muna Kuri’s lifeless body was found by her sister in an apartment in the City Heights neighbourhood of San Diego. According to the local police, Kuri had … Continue reading Muna Kuri’s Husband Heads To Trial On Murder Charge

Inquest Finds That 12-year-old Shukri Abdi Was Threatened To Death By Classmate

A classmate who was present at the time of Shukri’s death allegedly told her “If you don’t get into the water I’m going to kill you”, an inquest has heard. On the 27th of June 2019, Shukri Abdi’s lifeless body was found in the River Irwell in Bury, Lancashire. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service stated that Shukri was playing with multiple other children at the … Continue reading Inquest Finds That 12-year-old Shukri Abdi Was Threatened To Death By Classmate

18-year-old Shukri Yusuf Hussein Raped And Murdered In Awdal

On the 16th of February, a young girl named Shukri Yusuf Hussein was brutally raped and murdered in a village called Tuur in Lughaya, in the Awdal region of Somalia. Regional police commander Lieutenant Colonel Abdirahman Nur Colhaye spoke to VOA Somali, where he stated that Shukri was tending to her family’s livestock in a deserted area in the village when she was attacked. Lieutenant Colonel … Continue reading 18-year-old Shukri Yusuf Hussein Raped And Murdered In Awdal

Police in Somaliland Fire Officer Who Was Filmed Abusing A Woman

A disturbing video which shows a police officer in Hargeisa physically abusing a woman has been circulating on social media. The video shows officer Mahad Abdi Osman hitting and strangling an unidentified woman on the side of the road. The short clip ends once a passerby intervenes and manages to take the police officer’s hands off the woman’s throat. The Somaliland Police posted a statement … Continue reading Police in Somaliland Fire Officer Who Was Filmed Abusing A Woman

Aisha Ilyas Aden’s Killers Executed In Puntland

Two out of the three men that were convicted of raping and murdering Aisha Ilyas Aden were executed by firing squad this morning in Bossaso. The men were sentenced to death in May 2019 for raping, torturing and murdering 12-year-old Aisha in late February 2019 in Galkayo. Aisha’s case set the precedent in how forensic science is used in criminal cases in Somalia. The Bureau … Continue reading Aisha Ilyas Aden’s Killers Executed In Puntland