Tuesday, March 02, 2021
Wardheer News

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

CS Amina not shortlisted for WTO top job

Sports CS Amina Mohamed has not made it to the final leg of the race for the WTO job, according to Bloomberg. It said World Trade Organization members selected two final candidates – Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo … Continued