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

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