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Statement on the International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day, March 8th, is a global celebration that acknowledges the achievements and plights of women and girls worldwide. On this day, the Galkayo Education Center for Peace and Development, stands with the...

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International Women’s Day 2018

  Emancipate a Woman and the entire Society will be empowered. This is the founding Principal for International Women’s Day and its celebrations. International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the...

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When Laws Against Rape Aren’t Enough

  GALKAYO, Somalia — In late 2016, the semiautonomous Puntland region of northeastern Somalia passed a landmark sexual-offenses law to widespread international acclaim. The law — the first of its kind in the region...

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Changing Lives through Catering

Wide spread of unemployment and unskilled labour well caused by the prolonged instability in Somalia puts at stake many lives. The context itself endangers the future of Somali youths as it portrays no hope...

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Lighting Up Galkayo IDPs Settlements

In an effort to secure the IDPs Settlements and specifically Girls and Women from GBV and other related cases, GECPD has taken the initiative to light up the IDPs Settlements. This is an activity...

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GECPD launches 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

Galkayo Education Centre for Peace and Development (GECPD) today launched the ‘16 Days Activism Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence, aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls in Somalia. Under this year’s Global...

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16 Days of Activism

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to...

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82 GIRLS AND BOYS CHURNED INTO THE JOB MARKET

Are you in Galkayo, Puntland or somewhere else in Somalia? Do you operate a metal garage, wood workshop, garment production factory or simply have an office that would require a secretary? If you answer...

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Vocational Training Changes lives in Galkayo

Somalia is characterized by political instability, insecurity, and seasonal shocks. These uncertainties have affected and still affect livelihoods besides costing lives. Unemployment is widespread with 70% of youths remaining unemployed. 18-year-old Abdikhadar Mohamed Omar...