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Somalia Rape

Somalia Jails Rape Victim And Journalists For Reporting Crime

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home

A 19-year-old Somali woman was sentenced to a six-month jail term Monday for reporting her rape to a news outlet, and two journalists were also senten...

Somali Woman Says She Was Gang-Raped

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.15.2013 | Home

Allegations that a group of African Union soldiers brutally gang-raped a Somali woman earlier this month has reportedly left many outraged in the Soma...

UN Envoy Documents Rape Of Babies And Children In Africa

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2013 | Home

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, April 17 (Reuters) - In her first seven months as U.N. envoy on sexual violence in conflict, Zaina...

Somalia's Shocking Response to a Rape Report

Fartuun Abdisalaan Adan | Posted 04.24.2013 | Home
Fartuun Abdisalaan Adan

A 27-year-old woman in Mogadishu who reported that government security forces raped her was convicted on criminal charges this month, along with a journalist who interviewed her. Her term will start when she finishes breastfeeding her baby.

Go After the Rapists in Somalia, Not Their Victims

Zainab Hawa Bangura | Posted 04.08.2013 | Impact
Zainab Hawa Bangura

Today the eyes of the world are upon Somalia. The Government of Somalia has expressed its commitment to fighting sexual violence in all its forms; now is the time to turn these pledges into action.

The UK Should Show Leadership on Sexual Violence in Somalia

Maria Burnett | Posted 01.31.2013 | Home
Maria Burnett

A Somali woman who said she was raped by state security forces, a journalist who interviewed her, her husband, and two others who tried to assist her, have been charged with multiple crimes, including insulting a government body.