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A top court in Somalia upholds death sentences for rapists

GAROWE, Puntland – A court in Somalia’s northeastern Puntland state has on Sunday upheld death sentences against three men found guilty of gang rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl, Garowe Online reports. The Federal...

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Somalia: Gang Rape and Murder of 12-Year-Old Girl Sparks Outrage in Somalia

  By Nita Bhalla Nairobi — Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region passed the country’s first Sexual Offences Law in 2016, which criminalises rape, sexual harassment and online sexual offences The gang rape and murder of a...

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A life Changed! Mukhtar’s Story

Mukhtar Qasim Ali trekked for 90 kilometres to seek refuge in Galkayo as an IDP after his family lost their entire source of livelihood to the drought that devastated most parts of Somalia in...

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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...