Child Protection

Thursday 14 February 2019

We must protect our children to take control of our future

We must protect our children to take control of our future

By Mohamud M Hassan- Interim Country Director, Save the ChildrenSomalia

Wednesday 6 February 2019

A long way to go towards Zero Tolerance to FGM in Somalia but there is hope!

 

A long way to go towards Zero Tolerance to FGM in Somalia but there is hope!

By Fatima Bashir- FGM Programme Manager- Save the Children Somalia

Wednesday 26 December 2018

Press Release_Puntland Launches a National Plan of Action for Children

PRESS RELEASE

Garowe-December 19,2018: Hon. Drs. Marian Ahmed Ali, Minister of women development and family affairs launched the first ever Puntland Plan of Action for Children (PPAC) designed specifically to achieve Government’s commitment to make Puntland the best place for children in Somalia.

Wednesday 22 August 2018

“What I went through was a nightmare- a near-death experience in the name of culture.’’

When you meet 10-year-old Sumayo*, you cannot even begin to comprehend the kind of suffering she has gone through at her tender age.  Although she tries to put a smile on her face, she will never forget the summer of June 2018.  She recalls how the long-awaited holiday turned into a nightmare. It was during this time that Sumayo and her sister were circumcised—or to put it plainly; their private parts were mutilated.

Wednesday 4 July 2018

Football pitch- Giving Somali girls a new beginning!

By Jamillah Mwanjisi

Head of Advocacy, Campaigns and Communications and Media

Since I joined Save the Children, Somalia/Somaliland Country office, I have heard so much about the prevalence of child marriage in the country.  However all I heard have been stories and statistics until when I met Muna*— a 16 year old girl from Hargeisa who personalized the problem for me. Muna* was married at 13 and got divorced in less than six months after her marriage.   

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