Somalia Records Increase in Rape Cases - Govt

Ministry of Health has recorded a steady increase of rape cases reported with the number reaching 299 between the years 2012 and 2013.
  • Somalia:  Rape On the Rise in Somaliland

    Garowe Online, 27 May 2013

    Rape in Somaliland has been on the upsurge according to a department in Somaliland's Ministry of Health that reported 299 rape cases in 2012 and 2013, Garowe Online reports. read more »

Displaced Somali families (file photo).

  • Africa:  African Union Must Do More for Peace

    Inter Press Service, 25 May 2013

    "My husband and older son, unable to cope with the war, became mentally ill. Two of my sons became child soldiers and an eight-year-old daughter was abducted - they were never to ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Puntland Police Receive Training On Gender-Based Violence

    Sabahi, 20 May 2013

    The Puntland Ministry of Women and Family Affairs began an eight-day training Sunday (May 19th) on gender-based violence for 30 officers from the Puntland Police Force and the ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Puntland Police Receive Gender Violence Training

    Garowe Online, 19 May 2013

    A training initiative on gender-based violence (GBV) began on Sunday for Puntland police in the administrative capital Garowe, Garowe Online reports. read more »

  • Somalia:  The First Lady On Violence Against Women "Without Institutions or Rights Here Are the Origins"

    Shabelle Media Network, 11 May 2013

    Asha Haji Elmi was born in Somalia in 1962 where she graduated from the Somali National University in Mogadishu. She e also holds a Master's degree in business administration from ... read more »