UN Officials Express Grave Concern over Rising Levels of Sexual Violence in Somalia

Joint press release by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Virginia Gamba, and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten Press Release: For Immediate Release   (New York, 05 August 2021) The Special Representatives for Children and Armed Conflict and on Sexual Violence in Conflict [...]

2021-08-05T09:57:54-04:00Thursday, 5 August 2021|

Abducted, Recruited, Forcibly Married, Detained: Children in Somalia Endured Staggering Levels of Grave Violations

Children in Somalia have endured among the highest levels of violence of all countries on the Children and Armed Conflict agenda, with number of cases of recruitment and use, abduction and sexual violence exceeding those verified in other country situations, highlighted the fifth report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict in Somalia. A [...]

2020-04-01T14:27:09-04:00Wednesday, 1 April 2020|

Somalia: Increased Measures to Protect Children Needed as Grave Violations Against Boys and Girls Remain High

Visit of the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to Somalia New York – The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, commends the commitment and engagement of the Federal Government of Somalia to speed up the implementation of the action plans signed with [...]

2019-10-31T09:30:21-04:00Thursday, 31 October 2019|

Federal Government of Somalia Vows to Strengthen Child Protection Legislation

Original stories published by UNSOM, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia The federal Minister of Justice and Judiciary Affairs, Hassan Hussein Haji, reaffirmed his government’s commitment to strengthen child protection legislation during an event held in the Somali capital to commemorate the Day of the African Child. Minister Haji enumerated a series of steps [...]

2019-06-18T09:06:25-04:00Tuesday, 18 June 2019|

Somalia: New Report Details Troubling Violations Against Children

New York – In a new report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Somalia, the United Nations Secretary-General describes how grave violations against boys and girls were committed with impunity over the course of several years. This was due in part to the breakdown in law and order and the absence of [...]

2018-12-17T12:45:01-05:00Tuesday, 17 January 2017|
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