Monday, September 27, 2021
Wardheer News

UN banks on media to help end FGM in Somalia

By Aggrey Mutambo Somalia’s may have last week struggled with its old political problems after President Mohamed Farmaajo bitterly differed with his Prime Minister Hussein Roble. But the country faces another continual problem: female genital mutilation (FGM). Data from the UN … Continued

Saudis embrace curly look in post-pandemic hair revolution

RUBA OBAID JEDDAH: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic lockdowns have brought about many changes in daily health and beauty routines with many Saudis opting for a more natural look. And the enforced closure of hair salons in particular has resulted … Continued

Tokyo 2020: The hijabi referee making Olympic history

By Lebo Diseko Sara Gamal has a track record of achieving big things, and now the Egyptian civil engineer and basketball player-turned-referee is about to make Olympic history. She will be the first hijab-wearing Muslim woman to referee basketball at … Continued

Women can register for Hajj without male guardian

MOHAMMED AL-KINANI JEDDAH: Three packages have been approved for this year’s pilgrimage, with a government ministry saying that people could register online for Hajj including women without a mahram (male guardian). Registration for this year’s Hajj opened at 1 p.m … Continued

Puntland State in Somalia to ban female genital mutilation

Violators of ban to face penalty, says justice minister of first state in Somalia to ban practice Mohammed Dhaysane MOGADISHU, Somalia Somalia’s semiautonomous state of Puntland on Thursday completely banned female genital mutilation (FGM), officials announced. The decision came after … Continued

‘On a rampage’: the African women fighting to end FGM

Female genital mutilation has revived under Covid but activists are pushing hard to save girls at risk Sarah Johnson It was when the phone started ringing with calls from worried mothers in Somalia that Ifrah Ahmed knew she was making an impact. … Continued