Women in Somalia have limited access to education and economic opportunities. They are in the lower social and economic strata. As a result, they are prone to high incidence of gender-based violence (GBV). Low literacy rate and under-representation of women in political leadership and administration are the primary reasons holding women back to assert their rights. In addition, limited awareness about legal systems and cultural barriers make them more vulnerable to domestic violence and sexual abuse.
In response, foundation Deegaan and its partners supported 1,385 vulnerable women in Somalia to exercise their rights through education, economic opportunities, access to justice and increased political representation.
If you empower women, you empower a nation. Women are the people who are educating the next generation and if we make that women can raise their children in a stable and healthy environment, we will be helping to raise a more educated and inspired generation of Young Somalis.