Before Sunrise – a poem about FGM

Before sunrise – a poem about FGM. In honor of the late 10-year old #Deeka who bled to death as a result of undergoing FGM and to all the other girls who also lost heir lives to FGM as well as to all FGM survivors. #IHaveSpoken #EndFGM #StopCuttingGirls #DayOfTheGirlChild #LeaveMeWhole ———————————————————————————————————– I heard the screams.…

Women’s Political Participation in Puntland – Prospects for Progress

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This research study was conducted by the Somali Institute for Development and Research Analysis (SIDRA) in partnership with UNDP Somalia. SIDRA Institute is a knowledge-policy interface established to fill the strategic gaps of shaping and dialoguing a wide range of policy agendas and in generating and communicating relevant research findings to policy actors…

Challenges keeping girls away from school in Puntland

So much has been written about girls education in Puntland. But few have actually conducted sound research in understanding the issues. And so since January we have been conducting empirical research, through different means, on what the challenges are facing Somali girls are in education in Puntland. One of the methods being used to explore the…