Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation

International Day of the Girl Child

Transforming Lessons into Actions


Somali girls suffer unique difficulties in their early childhoods. More than two decades of chaos and political instability have made their lives difficult. Sexual violence and harmful traditional practices have made their situation even more miserable. However, despite the challenges, Somali girls play an active role in their communities in general and in their families in particular.

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