Nadiira Cabdiraxmaan: Siddee gabdhuhu ugu faa’iideysan karaan xirfadaha cagaaran?

Siddan wada ognahay isbedelka cimilada waa mid kamid dhibaatooyinka ugu waaweyn ee haysta Soomaaliya iyadoo ay soo raacaan dhibaatooyinka dagaalada iyo deganaansho la’aanta siyaasadda oo muddo dheer ka jirtay wadanka siiba soddonkii sano ee u danbeeyay. Dhibaatooyinka isbedelka cimilada ka dhashay waxaa kamid ah abaarta oo dabo dheeraatay si weyna u sameysay guud ahaan nolosha dadka Soomaaliyeed, si gooni ah waxyeelo weyn iyo saameyn ku yeelatay Haweenka iyo gabdhaha iyagoo si gooni ah ugu nuqul waxyeelooyinka ka dhasha isbedelka cimilada.

Iyaddoo maanta ku began tahay August 12, waxaa adduunka laga xusaa Maalinta Dhalinyarada ee Caalamiga ah (International Youth Day) si loogu qareemo la isuguna baraarujiyo doorka dhalinyarada ku leedahay horumarinta iyo weliba wax ka qabashada dhibaatooyinka dhalinyarada u goonida ah. Haddaba, Xuska sanadkan, oo cinwaan looga dhigay xuska “Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World” oo ah “Xirfadaha Cagaaran ee Dhalinyarada ee ku Aadan Adduun Waara”, waxaan jeclaystay inaan ka hadlo dhibaatooyinka gabdhaha ka haysta inay ka fa’iideystaan shaqooyinka iyo xirfadaha caagaaran si ay uga qayb-qaataan fursadaha horumarinta iyo dhaqaalaha koraya.

Waxaa jira firaaqo weyn iyo u sinnaansho la’aan dhanka shaqooyinka iyo fursadaha la xiriira shaqada iyo xrifadaha la xiriira shaqooyinka cagaaran ee Soomaaliya. Iyadoo Soomaaliya kamid tahay meelaha gabdha iyo dumarka wajahaan caqabado bulsho iyo dhibaatooyin dhaqan, kuwaasoo hoos u dhigaya doorka Haweenka ee bulshada iyo fursadaha ay kaga qayb-geli lahaayeen fursadaha horumarinta bulshada. Waxaa jira firaaqo in gabdhaha laga qaybgelin fursadaha iyo xirfadaha cagaaran, waxaana lagu tilmaamo karaa cadad sare siiba waxa gaaraya 70%.

Hadaba, taladayda waxay tahay in gabdhuhu ka fa’iideysan karaan xirfadaha cagaaran, waa haddii wax laga qabto caqabadaha jinsi ee jira ama goonida ku ah dumarka sida u sinnaan la’aanta tababarada xirfadaha, maalgelinta iyo suuqa shaqada oo furan. Waxaa loo baahan yahay tallaabooyin deg-deg isbedel arimahan wax looga qabanayo kuwaasoo kor u qaadaya shaqooyinka cagaaran ee gabdhaha, waana arin si deg-deg loogu baahan yahay in looga howlgalo haddii la doonayo in dhaqaale loo wada siman yahay oo lagu wada dhan yahay.

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Call for Participation: Workshop for Somali Young Feminist Climate Activists

Climate change is one of the most critical problems facing Somalia, along with other ever-lasting conflicts and political instability that the country has been going through for the last thirty years. Young women and girls have been disproportionately affected by climate change effects, such as repeated devastating droughts in Somalia, and they bear an unfair burden from these crises. Women and girls are not well included in the design and implementation of climate action strategies and responses. Despite deep gender disparities in Somalia, the few young feminist climate activists that come out to speak for themselves are facing challenges due to a lack of knowledge on advocacy and activism and limited collaboration among them to take an active and coordinated role in addressing climate change.

Women and girls can be powerful leaders and change-makers for climate adaptation and mitigation, and without their leadership, knowledge, and participation in climate change responses today, it is unlikely that solutions for a sustainable planet and an equal society for men and women will be found tomorrow.

Hawa Feminist Coalition, founded by young feminists all under the age of 35 in 2018 as the first feminist movement in Somalia, is going to hold a workshop for the emerging young feminist climate activists in Somalia. In this three-day workshop, the emerging young feminist climate activists will learn more about feminist advocacy and inter-generational activism, and this will be a safe place to meet each other, join their voices and actions, and share their thoughts on how to deal with climate change and their hopes for the future.

Therefore, if you are an emerging Somali young feminist climate activist based in Puntland, Somalia, whose age is under 30 and who is interested in learning more about feminist advocacy and inter-generational activism and forming partnerships and coordination with other colleagues in the same field, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

The workshop will be around on May 25-30, 2023 and will take place in Garowe, Puntland Somalia. Hawa Feminist Coalition will be able to pay the transportation and accommodation expenses of a few participants who are coming to the workshop from outside of Garowe, where training will be held. All other participants will be given a participation fee.

If you are interesting to join the workshop, please fill your information in the below form before May 25, 2023.

If you need any further information or assistance, please contact us: or the project focal point Ms. Nadira Abdirahman Mohamud, +252 907 532 164. Or send message to the office WhatsApp/ Phone +252 907 483 965.

Our Young Feminist Activists Trained on Digital Safety in Garowe, Somalia

Hawa Feminist Coalition, the only feminist-led organization in Somalia, has concluded a two-day training on digital safety for 57 members of the organization’s staff and volunteers in Garowe, Somalia. This is the first time that our staff and volunteers have been given such important information about how to deal with the bullying and sexual harassment they face online in Somalia.

Our feminist activists, who are subjected to constant online harassment, are now learning how to respond to those risks and stay safe online. Online violence against women and girls is an increasing concern in Somalia and is becoming widespread, while offline violence such as domestic violence, rape, and sexual abuse are prevalent throughout the country. Our young feminist activists who are brave enough to speak out in public are often attacked online, which makes many of them leave the online public space.

In this training, they learned about encryption, anonymity, and digital security tools to stay safe online and not give up because of online bullying and sexual harassment. During the training, they have also learned about a range of digital safety related topics, including phishing, vishing, ransomware, malware, password protection, information security, social engineering, physical security, mobile device security, email security, working remotely, cloud security, social media, safe web browsing, risk management, and incident reporting.

The training, which was highly participatory and interactive, was facilitated by a trainer with advanced experience and knowledge in information security and computer security. A range of practical activities were employed during the training, such as learning how to deal with and respond to different threats like cyber-harassment, trolling, doxing, non-consensual image distribution, and others. as well as practical demonstrations on installing and using the most essential digital security software and forming good habits online.

Our young feminist activists are now strong enough to identify, prevent, and respond to the digital threats they face on online platforms. and this is expected to contribute to our long-term resilience and sustainability by helping us respond to digital threats and stay safe online.

Note: Due to privacy and security purposes, the pictures of some participants were excluded.

Statement On Appreciation of Puntland for Approval of Anti- Female Genital Mutilation Bill

We appreciate the cabinet of Puntland for approving the anti- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) bill as a key step towards a full ban on female genital mutilation in Puntland state in Somalia, where 98% of girls and women undergone FGM. We hope that the Parliament will follow suit and pass the bill smoothly for the benefit of rights of girls and women in the state.

We hope that this to be a good example to other authorities in Somalia and follow suite, and enact similar legal measures to ban female genital mutilation once and for all in their respective territories.

We will continue, together with other partners to advocate elimination of all forms of violence against girls and women in order to achieve a country where women and girls enjoy all their rights and live in dignity.


Bosaso, Puntland Somalia

The dead body of Nafisa Omar found in a cooking pot in Mogadishu

We are so saddened about tragic death of Nafiso Omar Gelle 12, who went on missing 3 days ago but found her dismembered and tortured body today in a big cooking pot in her family house in Mogadishu. We want to express our solidarity to our fallen sister’s family and relatives, colleagues, and to all young women and girls in the country who are grieving the loss of  beloved sister.

Somalia has been scarred by a series of high-profile sexual abuse cases recently and further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge the Police to conduct an immediate investigation into the death of Nafiso Omar Gelle and bring all those responsible to justice.

Jawahir A. Mohamed

Executive Director,

Hawa Feminist Coalition

Statement: Hawa Feminist Coalition condemns Two Sisters Killed In Mogadishu

Hawa Feminist Coalition condemns the death of Fahdi Adow Abdi and Faiza Adow Abdi in Mogadishu in the night of April 22, 2021 after a mortar landed in their house. We note with grave concern the increasing violence and repressive context against young women and girls these days.

We, members of Hawa Feminist Coalition want to express our solidarity to our fallen sisters’ family and colleagues and to all young women and girls in the country who are grieving the loss of these beloved sisters in Mogadishu.

We urge the Federal Government of Somalia and Benadir Regional Administration to conduct an immediate investigation into the killing of Fahdi Adow Abdi and Faiza Adow Abdi and bring all those responsible to justice.


Join us in promotion of sex-disaggregated data in the event of commemoration of Open Day 2021

Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. Groups from around the world create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society.

Hawa Feminist Coalition plans to hold an online event to commemorate Open Day 2021 on March 6, 2021 at 10:00AM via Zoom. The agenda of the event is to advance the production, dissemination and openness of sex-disaggregation of development data in Somalia and will take place in online with participation of 21 participants and countless viewers who are expected to watch the event live at online platforms. The event will be included presentations that to be made by representatives from UN, International NGOs or Local NGOs.

The discussions will cover the data gaps, strengthens and the need to strengthen sex-disaggregated data for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by 2030. These will be followed by group discussions covering on how to use open data a) to end all forms of discrimination and violence against women and girls everywhere, b) to measure the gender gap in education, political empowerment, health and survival, and economic participation and opportunity, and c) way-forwards to ensure open data is fully applied as a prerequisite to achieving gender equality in Somalia.

Hawa Feminist Coalition is highly appreciated and welcomes your participation to the meeting and register at this link: After registration, you will receive the participation details right to your email.

Looking forward to your participation to the #ODD2021 event!

STATETEMENT: Call for Immediate Action on Rape and Murder of Innocent Girl in Bosaso

Very Sad! A body of young girl horrifically murdered was found lying on Bosaso street. The young girl seems to be raped and then murdered with her face beaten terribly, but still the exact cause of her death is yet to be determined and no one has been arrested for. We strongly condemn this horrifying act and call the government for immediate investigation and bring perpetrators to the justice.


CONGRATULATIONS! Our Sister Mariam Hussein participates in WOW’s International Day of the Girl 2020

Women of the World Foundations celebrates 2020’s International Day of the Girl and is bringing together 40 young activists from around the world to build a community and share knowledge. In this year, one of our members Ms. Mariam M Hussein is listed at WOW’s Young Leaders Directory and participates in the event.

Mariam is a feminist activist advocating for the safety, equality, justice, rights and dignity of young women and girls in Somalia where women bear an unequal brunt of hardships occasioned by poverty, conflict and clan-based culture which promotes strict male hierarchy and authority. Mariam is an active member of Hawa Feminist Coalition, young feminists movement in Somalia.

Mariam’s story together with other incredible young activists, leaders and campaigners. Check it out here: Young Leaders Directory│ Hashtags: #DayOfTheGirl, @WOWisGlobal