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Somalia: Rape Cases Soar in Galkayo Camps

Nairobi — Deteriorating security, a culture of impunity and an increase in attacks on internally displaced people (IDPs) in the central Somali town of Galkayo, Mudug region, have resulted in a sharp increase in rape cases, gender activists told IRIN.

"Attacks on women have gone up dramatically in the last two months and the severity of the attacks has become worse," said Silje Heitmann, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) gender-based violence (GBV) specialist for south-central Somalia.

Read more'; http://allafrica.com/stories/201111111283.html

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Okeny-Lucia's picture

Welcome Sahro

Hello,
Sahro I missed you in the first call.How have you been?

Back to the situation in Somalia,it is upsurd that women continue to suffer in the hands of the mighty and dangerous men amongst us.The victims normally in war are women and children.I do hope the violence will one day come to an end.
Have a great day.

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

Sahro's picture

Hallo dear Lucia, I actually

Hallo dear Lucia,
I actually participated in the first call but came late in the 2nd.

I am good dear. I am travelling and not in my base right now.
How have you been?

I agree Somalia should invest more in its one most forgotten resource; its women!

Cheers. Sahro

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