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For many girls, school holidays means FGM “cutting season”

HARGEISA – Asha Ali Ibrahim, 41, has been performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on girls in…

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Thousands reached in Somalia reproductive health campaign

MORODIJEEX – It was early morning when a young sheikh, Abdi Iidan, and his wife joined the long…

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Midwives on the frontlines of fighting maternal death in Somalia

LOWER SHABELLE, Somalia – Nine years ago, Maymuun Abdullahi Nur’s mother died giving birth to her…

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Eliminating FGM one midwife at a time

HARGEISA – It was 9 p.m. when a little girl arrived in critical condition at the maternity teaching…

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Finding justice for survivors of gender-based violence in Somalia

PUNTLAND, Somalia – Sixteen-year-old Sahra* was herding goats in Puntland, Somalia, last September…

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