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Addressing Violence Against Women and Children Is Critical to Achieving an AIDS-Free Generation and the Millennium Development Goals

Catherine Russell | Posted 05.19.2014 | Impact
Catherine Russell

Violence against women and girls has impeded progress on nearly every MDG. This includes efforts to reach the MDG 6 target of halting and beginning to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS--an epidemic that still disproportionally affects women and girls in many countries.

Somalia, Dark Clouds and Silver-lining

Abukar Arman | Posted 10.16.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

The current human catastrophe only highlights the importance of supporting the resuscitation process of the dying Somali state.

Peace, Security, and the Upshot of Political Subjugation

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

At the end of the day, it is the Somalis who have to learn at this time of great adversity to make peace with one another, and make space for one another.

Shariah in Lawless Somalia

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

Can lawless Somalia be governed by Shariah? It depends! The Somali people are desperate for a government and indeed a system of governance that they can invest their trust in.

The Neo-Islamists' March of Ignorance

Abukar Arman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Abukar Arman

Neo-Islamists can only win this war of ideas when they succeed in winning the hearts and minds of the Somali people, yet they seem convinced that sustained violence will achieve them that end.