Help Stop the Medicalization of FGM in Somalia As in most countries around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the suffering of women and…
Last year, I met 15 year-old Istar, who had been married off to a 70 year-old man in Eastern Somalia. He paid 10 camels and…
Ifrah was only seven when she underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) close to her home in Puntland, Somalia. Now 25, she has vowed that none of her four daughters will undergo it. FGM…
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Hawa Aden, Executive Director of the Galkyo Education Center and a Donor Direct Action partner, reports from the front lines.
Those of us in the campaign against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) are glad that this issue is now on the agenda of policy makers in Somalia, according to Hawa Aden Mohamed, Director of the Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development in Somalia. The Center is a partner of Donor Direct Action.
Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). But in Somalia, 98% of girls have been subjected to FGM. Many of these girls will lose their lives as a result – from hemorrhage, infection, or later in life during childbirth.
Our partner Hawa Aden, director of the Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development (GECPD), is risking everything to end female genital mutilation in Somalia
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