Somali Woman Claims She Is Facing Persecution For Marrying A Congolese Man, States That Child Was Poisoned In Refugee Camp

A Somali woman seeking refuge in Kampala, Uganda whose identity has been withheld for privacy reasons claims that she and her family are facing persecution due to her husband being Congolese. The woman fled the conflict in Somalia and settled in Nairobi, Kenya where she met her husband. She states that the issues began in Nairobi, telling local reporters that “I could no longer live … Continue reading Somali Woman Claims She Is Facing Persecution For Marrying A Congolese Man, States That Child Was Poisoned In Refugee Camp

TV Station In Hargeisa Aired A Segment On Women Chewing Khat, Gets Shut Down By Authorities

Horyaal 24 TV, a news network in Somalia, recently aired an exposé showcasing a group of women in Hargeisa in a private setting chewing khat. The women were filmed singing, chewing khat and smoking cigarettes. Khat is classified as a mild stimulant and plays a significant part in the social life of many Somalis. It is not common to see women chew khat in public … Continue reading TV Station In Hargeisa Aired A Segment On Women Chewing Khat, Gets Shut Down By Authorities

Risk Of Rape High For Female Domestic Workers In Mogadishu

Radio Ergo, a news network in Somalia, recently interviewed two women living in an IDP camp in Mogadishu who talked about their experiences working as domestic workers in the city and how they were raped by the men who hired them for work. Both women are the sole providers for their respective families and seek out casual work to make a living. According to a UNDP Gender in … Continue reading Risk Of Rape High For Female Domestic Workers In Mogadishu

Girls in Mogadishu receive basketball training from Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri

The Elman Peace Centre in Mogadishu hosted the president of the 2019 NBA Champions Toronto Raptor and founder of Giants of Africa Masai Ujiri. Giants of Africa is a non-profit organization with the goal “to use basketball as a means to educate and enrich the lives of African youth”. Ujiri was joined by several basketball coaches from his Giants of Africa team to conduct a … Continue reading Girls in Mogadishu receive basketball training from Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri

Aisha Illyas’s killers sentenced to death by firing squad

The Supreme Court of Puntland sentenced three men to death by firing squad for the murder of Aisha Ilyas. The men were sentenced to death in May for raping, torturing and murdering 12-year-old Aisha and were given 30 days to appeal the sentence. An appeal court in the Nugaal region of Puntland declared on the 22nd of August that the death sentence would be upheld. The … Continue reading Aisha Illyas’s killers sentenced to death by firing squad

Supermodel Iman Set To Receive A Prestigious Award For Her Philanthropic Work

Supermodel Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid will receive the Franca Sozzani Award in acknowledgement of her humanitarian work throughout her modelling career. The award ceremony will take place in Venice, Italy on August 27th. The award, which is named after the late editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia Franca Sozzani, was created to honour women for their artistic work as well as social commitments. Following Franca Sozzani’s death in 2016, her son Francesco … Continue reading Supermodel Iman Set To Receive A Prestigious Award For Her Philanthropic Work

Somali Mothers Movement In Canada Take A Stand Against Gun Violence

The Somali Mothers Movement, a local anti-violence movement made up of Somali mothers in Toronto, recently met with the Toronto Police Services Board to discuss gun violence in the city. The group of mothers have been meeting every Saturday for the past four years to discuss various issues concerning the youth in the city. In the form of a presentation entitled “Mending a Crack in … Continue reading Somali Mothers Movement In Canada Take A Stand Against Gun Violence