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Somalia: Government must end medical negligence and prioritize anti-FGM laws

  A loss of life, especially when it is completely avoidable, stings different. Just a few weeks ago, Fartun Ahmed, a 13-year-old bled to death after undergoing female genital mutilation in Somalia. FGM is a violation that 200 million women and girls — according to UNICEF — survived and live with day in day […]

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AWRA Film Review: ‘A Girl From Mogadishu’ starring Aja Naomi King

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”2195″ img_size=”full”][vc_column_text] A Girl from Mogadishu is an Irish-Belgian film. It is a somewhat fictionalized story based on the testimony of AWRA founding member Ifrah Ahmed, who having escaped war-torn Somalia, emerged as one of the world’s foremost international activists against gender-based violence. I have had the pleasure of participating in the […]

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Here’s why AWRA has decided to disrupt the NGO space now

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Being identified as an African and a woman in an already binary, complex world driven by toxic masculinity, racial biases, systemic injustices and inequality places African women and girls among the most disadvantaged demographic in this world. Over the years, many incredible people and organizations have worked to eradicate these injustices against African women […]