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

Rape of Toddlers In Somalia Sends Shock Waves Across The Internet

On March 30th, two young girls aged 3 years and 4 years respectively were kidnapped and raped near their home in Afgoye, a town approximately 25 kilometers west of Somalia’s capital city Mogadishu. The toddlers were on their way back from school when they were ambushed by unknown men who sexually assaulted them, according to the parents of the young victims. The young girls were … Continue reading Rape of Toddlers In Somalia Sends Shock Waves Across The Internet

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