Friday, November 27, 2020
Wardheer News

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

When The Drums Beat – Buraanbur

By Yasmeen Maxamuud Somali women are truly magical. They are resilient, bouncing back time and again while defying adversity and showing us the true meaning of uplifting society by the bootstrap, and we always knew that, they transcend pain, and … Continued

Famous Somali humanitarian Hawa Abdi dies at 73

By ABDULKADIR KHALIF Mogadishu Renowned Somali medical doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian Dr Hawa Abdi is dead. Dr Abdi, known by many as Mama Hawa, died in Mogadishu on Wednesday, her family announced. “Dr Hawa [Abdi] did not have illness, but … Continued