World Water Day: In Somalia, the answer is long term solutions delivered right here and now

22 Mar 2018

On World Water Day we are highlighting the preciousness and scarcity of safe clean water, with 1.2 billion people around the world without access to safe drinking water. In Somalia, lack of access to water is at the centre of an ongoing humanitarian crisis. Due to a number of failed rainy seasons, Somalia is suffering from a severe, prolonged drought which has resulted in 5.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and 1.2 million displaced, as whole communities have been forced to migrate in search of water for their families and for their livestock. … Read more

International Women’s Day 2018: The Time is Now in Somalia

08 Mar 2018

The promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women is central to the mandate of UNDP Somalia and intrinsic to our development approach. This includes advocating for women’s and girls’ equal rights, combatting discriminatory practices and challenging the roles and stereotypes that lead to inequalities and exclusion. We have made good progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment in Somalia, but there is still so much more to do. … Read more

Ending Gender Based Violence in Somalia

27 Nov 2017

This week UNDP Somalia has added our voice to a global call for a brighter future for women and girls, by joining a worldwide 16 Days of Activism campaign against gender based violence (GBV). Violence against women remains endemic worldwide with global statistics showing that = show that 1 in 3 women experience violence in their lifetime. In Somalia in 2016, there were over 7,200 reported cases of GBV. This year, between the months of January and February alone, nearly 1,600 cases of GBV were recorded. … Read more