Somali Parliamentary Committee Introduces Harmful “Sexual Intercourse Bill”

On Saturday, August 8th, the Somali parliament convened to discuss the introduction of the “Sexual Intercourse Bill”. This particular bill is being introduced in order to replace the existing Sexual Offences Bill, which was unanimously adopted by the Council of Ministers in Somalia on 30th May 2018. The Sexual Offences Bill was hailed to be a solid work of legislation and notably praised by President Judge … Continue reading Somali Parliamentary Committee Introduces Harmful “Sexual Intercourse Bill”

Human Rights Activist Dr. Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe Has Passed Away

Somali human rights activist, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, doctor and founder of The Hawa Abdi Foundation, Dr. Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe has passed away. The announcement was made this morning on Facebook by her daughter Deqo Mohamed. “Mama Hawa”, as she was affectionately known to locals, became Somalia’s first female gynaecologist in 1971. In 1983, Dr. Hawa set up the Rural Health Development Organization (which was … Continue reading Human Rights Activist Dr. Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe Has Passed Away

District Commissioner Seynab Habsey Assaulted By Security Guard In Mogadishu

Reports surfaced on Friday 25th June that Warta Nabadda District Commissioner Seynab Habsey was assaulted in front of the mayor’s office in Mogadishu. The District Commissioner was trying to enter the building to attend an event that was being held to commemorate the deadly attack that took place at the mayor’s office a year ago. District Commissioner Seynab Habsey was amongst the government officials that … Continue reading District Commissioner Seynab Habsey Assaulted By Security Guard In Mogadishu

Ambassador Amina Mohamed Is In The Running For The Post Of Director-General Of The WTO

Ambassador Amina Mohamed, a Somali-Kenyan career diplomat and international civil servant, has been nominated by the government of Kenya for the post of Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Ambassador Mohamed was nominated on the 7th of July 2020 after the current Director-General, Mr Roberto Azevêdo, announced that he would step down on 31 August 2020. Ambassador Mohamed has served Kenya and the international community … Continue reading Ambassador Amina Mohamed Is In The Running For The Post Of Director-General Of The WTO

Body Of 12-Year-Old Aisha Mohamed Found In Galgaduud

The body of a 12-year-old girl who had been missing for 15 days has been found today. Aisha Mohamed went missing on the 22nd of June from her home in the small town of Godinlabe in the Galgaduud region of Somalia. Aisha’s body was discovered in a bush by a group of men who were doing work in the area. Aisha’s family members told local media that … Continue reading Body Of 12-Year-Old Aisha Mohamed Found In Galgaduud

Somali Female Hawkers In Eastleigh Claim Harassment By Somali Business Community

RTN TV, a regional Somali television station, recently did a segment where they interviewed several older Somali women who were frustrated by the treatment they’ve been receiving by the Somali business community in Eastleigh. The women, who were not identified, spoke of the inability to hawk their goods due to the harassment they’ve been encountering from business owners. One woman stated that her goods are often … Continue reading Somali Female Hawkers In Eastleigh Claim Harassment By Somali Business Community

36-Year-Old Leylo Saciid Murdered By Her Husband In A Refugee Centre In Germany

On Sunday 21st of June, a 36-year-old Somali woman who has been identified as Leylo Saciid was found dead in her accommodation at a refugee centre in Cloppenburg, Germany. Leylo was found with stab wounds on her body and passed on shortly after the arrival of the emergency services.  The main suspect who is said to have been Leylo’s husband is 19-year-old Farah Ali. Police … Continue reading 36-Year-Old Leylo Saciid Murdered By Her Husband In A Refugee Centre In Germany

13-Year-Old Child Raped In A Government-Run Orphanage In Hargeisa

A 13-year-old girl named Awo Harir Raage who was placed in the Hargeisa Orphanage Center by her disabled parents has been suffering from continued sexually abuse. According to the child’s father, the sexual abuse has been occurring with the knowledge of the orphanage management. Harir Raage, the father to the young victim, is publicly demanding accountability from the institution. In an interview with Horn Cable … Continue reading 13-Year-Old Child Raped In A Government-Run Orphanage In Hargeisa

Mayor Of Greater Manchester Responds To Calls For Justice For Shukri Abdi

Following increased pressure for further investigation on Shukri Abdi’s death, Mayor Andy Burnham stated that he would look into the case again, according to the BBC. The suspicious nature of Shukri’s death has led to widespread anger from people across the world. On the 27th of June 2019, Shukri Abdi’s lifeless body was found in the River Irwell in Bury, Lancashire. Her body was said … Continue reading Mayor Of Greater Manchester Responds To Calls For Justice For Shukri Abdi

Somali Women In Minneapolis Experience Loss, But Show Bravery

The state of Minnesota, where Minneapolis is located, has the highest percentage of refugees per inhabitant in the whole country, which notably includes a large Somali population. Since the killing of George Floyd on May 25 by police outside a shop in Minneapolis, protests have erupted all over the city which has sparked global outrage at police brutality and have led to mass protests in … Continue reading Somali Women In Minneapolis Experience Loss, But Show Bravery