Displaced Somali women leave with food rations from a distribution centre near Jowhar, a town north of the capital Mogadishu, December 9, One woman, known as Ayanna, told HRW she was gang raped at gunpoint by six Burundian soldiers after going to their outpatient clinic to get medicine for her sick baby. Rape is rarely punished in Somalia, particularly of vulnerable women living in overcrowded Mogadishu camps housing some , people displaced by war and famine. Sexual exploitation — the abuse of power or trust for sexual purposes — is in violation of their code of conduct.
How Ifrah Ahmed, the girl from Mogadishu, took her FGM story to the world
Peacekeepers in Somalia use aid to rape women and buy sex
When doing research for my recent trip to southern Somalia, information online was almost impossible to find. Basic info on accommodation and security took hours, if not days, of trawling through every corner of the web. However, sometimes it take you to one day. The embassy is located just west of Bole road, 10 mins from the Somaliland embassy. The process is more or less similar with a same day turnaround. Future travelers NEED this site and the information on it. Our crew had a great time in Somalia and want others to visit.
Prostitution in Somalia
Participation in Human Papillomavirus HPV vaccination and Papanicolaou Screening Pap smears is low among ethnic minorities in the Netherlands and hardly any information is available about the cervical cancer prevention methods of Somali women living in the diaspora. This qualitative study, based on the Health Belief Model HBM and an intersectionality-based framework, explores the perceptions of Somali women living in the Netherlands regarding measures to prevent cervical cancer. Two natural group discussions have been conducted with 12 and 14 Somali mothers aged 23—66 years. The collected data has been analyzed thematically for content.
Ifrah Ahmed refuses to let the horrific female genital mutilation she suffered at the age of eight define her. A Girl from Mogadishu has just had its UK premiere at the Edinburgh film festival and will be released across the UK in cinemas later this year. In the first 10 minutes it shows Aja Naomi King, who plays Ahmed as a year-old girl, being violently gang-raped by Somali militants. After that, she makes the dangerous journey from Somalia to Ireland to seek asylum, too scared to question anything her male smugglers want her to do. Upon her arrival, a male gynaecologist examines her and tries to find out what has happened to her, but she has no words to explain it to the male translator, just tears.