Sunday, May 16, 2021
Wardheer News

Does My Headscarf Make Me Less Academic?

BY: CLAUDIA SEISE Many Muslim women living in non-Muslim majority countries like Germany know the uncomfortable stares. The looks that seem to pity them. The whispers, the outspoken words. And all of this because Muslim women cover their heads and dress … Continued

Meet Mogadishu’s first female rickshaw taxi driver

Saynab Abdikarin has ventured into an industry that was exclusively male-dominated in conservative Somalia. By Noor Mohamed and Hamza Mohamed Saynab Abdikarin turns heads everywhere she goes in Mogadishu. The 28-year-old is the first woman to drive a rickshaw taxi in the streets … Continued

Fewer Somali girls in Adado being subjected to the full cut

A local women’s group in central Somalia says it has seen a decrease in the number of girls being subjected to full female genital circumcision (FGM) following an awareness campaign. The women’s association of Adado has been informing communities about … Continued

UN presses Somalia to outlaw female genital mutilation

Mohammed Dhaysane MOGADISHU, Somalia, The United Nations on Saturday reiterated its call for Somalia’s government to pass legislation to end the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the country. “FGM is a harmful practice that scars girls and women … Continued

Orla Brady moved to tears by A Girl from Mogadishu

The South Westerlies star Orla Brady has told RTÉ Entertainment that she was moved to tears on her first day of filming A Girl from Mogadishu, the story of Irish-Somali activist Ifrah Ahmed and her campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM). The just-released biopic … Continued

I’m an FGM victim, punish culprits – Gedi

LUKE AWICH “I am a victim. We must not shy away from it. It is not a good thing. We  must call Female Genital Mutilation a national disaster.” That’s what Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi said on Tuesday when she … Continued

A cafe in Yemen run by women, for women

MARIB (Reuters) – When Um Feras realised there were no leisure spaces for women in her city in Yemen, she founded her own cafe and hopes to change attitudes about women-led businesses. “There were no places for women to gather … Continued

Somali women demand guarantee of 30% of parliament in 2021 election

by Nita Bhalla and Mohammed Omer NAIROBI/GAROWE, Women’s rights groups, prominent businesswomen and female politicians in Somalia are urging the country’s male-dominated parliament to pass a bill reserving 30% of seats for women in next year’s general election. Women hold 24% … Continued

G20 women’s forum urged to press hosts Saudi on rights

DUBAI (Reuters) – Rights groups want participants in a G20 women’s meeting starting in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to seek the release of detained female activists and call out the kingdom for its record on rights. As current chair of … Continued