Wasiirka Wasaaradda Haweenka oo la kulantay madax ka socotay ICRC

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Wasiirka Wasaaradda Haweenka iyo horumarinta xaquuqul insaanka ayaa maanta kulan Muqdisho kula yeelatay Wafdi uu hogaaminayo Madaxa guddiga caalamiga ah ee laanqeyrta Cas Patrick Vial, kaasi oo looga hadlay arrimo ay ka midyihiin ilaalinta xuquuqul insaanka oo ay ka midtahay sidii loo dhowri lahaa xuquuqda maxaabiista ku jirta xabsiga dhexe ee dalka, dhowridda xuquuqda dadka aan lixaadooda dhameystirneyn iyo kuwa kale.

Marwo Khadiijo Maxamed Diiriye oo markii uu kulanka soo idlaaday kaddib la hadashay Warbaahinta oo ka warbixisay kulanka ay la qaaday Madaxa guddiga caalamiga ah ee hay’adda Laanqeyrta Cas (ICRC) iyo xubno ka socday xafiiska cusub ee ay Muqdisho ka furteen ayaa sheegtay in ay ka wada hadleen sidii loo abuuri lahaa jawi wada shaqeyn ah, waxaana ay intaa ku dartay in Wasaaraddu ay waddo dhameystirka Hindise sharciyeedka ka hortagga xadgudubyada ka dhanka ah xaquuqul insaanka oo ay u gudbiyeen wafdiga ay maanta la kulmeen.

“Waxyaabaha aan ka wada hadalnay waxaa ka mid ahayd xuquuqda maxaabiista iyo daryeelkooda, daryeelka naafada iyo in xoogga la saaro dib u balaarinta Machadka Qamar oo ay dhigtaan carruur kala duwan, anagoo uga mahadcelinay kaalmada caafimaad oo ay ka geystaan Cisbitaalada Keysaney iyo Madiina” ayay Wasiirka Haweenka hadalkeeda ku dartay.

Kulanka maanta ay Wasiirka Wasaaradda Haweenka la qaadatay Wafdiga ka socday Hay’adda laanqeyrta cas waxaa goob joog ka ahaa Agaasimaha Guud ee Wasaaradda, qaar ka mid ah Agaasimeyaasha Waaxyaha iyo lataliyeyaasha Wasaaradda.

 

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Playwrights explore trauma and psychological damage of FGM

Team behind Little Stitches, BAREtruth’s four-part play about female genital multilation, aims to open up debate on the issue

Kenya rally against FGM 2007Kenya rally against FGM 2007A campaign aganst FGM staged in Kenya in 2007. In the UK 137,000 women have endured the procedure. Photograph: Antony Njuguna/Reuters

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The poster is stamped with the statement that 137,000 women in the UK are living with the consequences of female genital mutilation. But for the team behind the play Little Stitches, opening at a London theatre on Friday, it is the individual stories behind the statistic that really matter.

The four writers of the play, opening at Theatre503 in Battersea, spent months talking to those affected by FGM, as well as to campaigners, doctors and teachers. Each of them – Karis Halsall, Raul Quiros Molina, Bahar Brunton and Isley Lynn – used interviews and accounts to write a piece tackling the issue and, as the director Alex Crampton said, to give FGM a “living breathing presence that makes it hard to ignore”.

The decision to take on the issue came from Melissa Dean, founder ofBAREtruth theatre company, which is staging the play. She said theatre was a powerful vehicle that could break through the taboos and secrecy surrounding FGM and bring real-life stories to an audience who might otherwise be at some distance from the issue.

Recounting one particular account she had come across early in the play’s development, Dean said: “I met a headteacher of a primary school in Brent who recounted how one survivor had said to her ‘this procedure was done to us to make us pure for the men and our husbands and supposedly better women, but because we can’t have sex comfortably the husband ends up leaving or getting other women; your children will leave eventually and so you are left completely alone’.

“I thought this was really haunting and I wanted a play that would explore how traumatic but also how isolating and lonely FGM can be for women in the long term.”

Halsall, whose section in Little Stitches interlocks the monologues of 14-year-old Safa, who is subjected to cutting, and a doctor later confronted with her case, said she was keen for the piece to explore the long-term psychological damage caused by the practice, rather than the physical trauma alone.

“What I think happens when you read newspaper articles on FGM, they are just figures and statistics. We wanted to look at the impact on the individual that such a horrific act can have and explore that, not just from the perspective of survivors but from the perspective of people who have worked with survivors, campaigners, nurses and the individual effect it had on their life as well.

“I think people think of it as a simply barbaric physical act, but it’s also a violation by members of your family, people that you trust. So we wanted to use the play to explore that side of it as well.”

The playwrights and Crampton worked closely with Leyla Hussein, an FGM campaigner, and went to Amnesty International seminars. They spoke to parents at local primary schools who had undergone the procedure, using the stories and narratives they heard to piece together a play they felt penetrated the heart of the issue. Hussein will also be leading several talks after the shows.

“It does feel like a huge responsibility,” Halsall said. “I’ve never done so many drafts of a play in my life because every time I met someone new or discussed the issues, I was made aware of another element. In one of my earliest drafts I talked about the idea of education as a tool to push for eradication of the practice, but then I spoke to one of the survivors, who said ‘I don’t think it’s got anything to do with educating because everyone who perpetrates this knows exactly what they are doing’.

“It is a difficult line to tread but this play is part of the conversation to re-frame FGM from being a cultural practice to being acknowledged by everyone as simply child abuse.”

The timing of the play is not coincidental. It is intended to reflect the fact that many girls suffer the mutilation during the summer holidays, a time when they can be flown abroad for the procedure and heal before returning to school. It also coincides with the opening of Britain’s first FGM clinic at the beginning of September.

The cast of the play, which will move to the Arcola theatre, in Dalston, London, at the end of August, and then be performed at Notting Hill’sGate Theatre, will also be touring London libraries, giving readings, with free admission, in six boroughs where women are thought to be at risk of FGM.

Crampton said she wanted the play to be more than a “didactic piece of issue-based theatre”, adding that the risk of the play being seen as “culturally patronising” was something acknowledged by both the playwrights and director.

The writer Molina, whose play entitled Where do I start? uses verbatim quotes from an FGM survivor named Felicity, spoke about the difficulties faced by all of those involved in the project. He said: “One has to be very mindful of what bias and prejudices one is bringing to the interview, because it can impose your own interests and opinions, and unconsciously manipulate the interviewee to serve your own agenda.

“Through the project I realised that letting people talk freely about what they feel and think about FGM, how it relates to their lives and to those who they love, and actively listening to what they have to say, can be more provocative and political than a play solely drawn from my own opinions.”

He said the potential backlash was a risk but added: “The other option is to remain silent and ignore the issue. The way I see it, FGM is not a problem of a particular community, it is a problem of the society we are living in, it is an injustice that has to be dealt with from all sectors of our global community. What we are doing on stage is creating a space where we ask people to listen and see, and extract their own conclusions. I truly believe this is where the power of theatre comes from.”

 

 

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EU ‘appalled’ by migrant dead off Italy

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EU’s Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem she was “appalled” by a new report that migrants had died trying to cross the Mediterranean to get to Italy.

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The European Union’s Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said Sunday she was “appalled” by a new report that migrants had died trying to cross the Mediterranean to get to Italy.

“I am appalled by these new tragedies at sea and I express my condolences to the victims and their families,” she said in a statement, adding that she would meet with Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano on Wednesday in Brussels to discuss the latest developments.

Media reports said on Sunday that an Italian navy ship had approached a boat in difficulty and found 18 dead along with 73 survivors on board.

“I also thank the Italian authorities for the huge efforts put in place to assist and rescue thousands of migrants over the last days,” she said.

Italy’s navy, coast guard and merchant marine have rescued more than 3,500 people since Friday in the stretch of the Mediterranean between Sicily and the Libyan and Tunisian coasts.

Faced with the new crisis, Malmstroem again urged member states “to provide assistance to Mediterranean countries facing increased migratory and asylum pressure, in particular by resettling people from refugees’ camps outside the EU”.

Many of the migrants making the risky and often deadly journeys are refugees from Eritrea, Somalia and Syria, but there are also many arriving from across Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

More than 100,000 migrants have landed in Italy so far this year, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR — far higher than the previous record of some 60,000 who arrived in 2011 at the height of the turmoil triggered by the Arab Spring revolutions.

Figures released at the end of July showed some 93,000 migrants had been rescued since the start of 2014.

The European Commission has said the refusal of member states to respond more favourably to asylum requests was fuelling the crisis.

It has suggested member states agree on creating humanitarian visas or deal with the requests at consulates in refugee camps and at points along migrants’ journeys.

 

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Take action to Orange your day

55 "Orange your Journey" – Bangkok, Thailand

 

The UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, managed by UN Women, has proclaimed every 25th of the month as “Orange Day” – a day to take action to raise awareness and prevent violence against women and girls.

Dos personas saltando con pantalones naranjos #orangeurworld

Initiated and led by the UNiTE campaign Global Youth Network, Orange Day calls upon activists, governments and UN partners to mobilize people and highlight issues relevant to preventing and ending violence against women and girls, not only once a year, on 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women), but every month.

2014 Orange Day themes

25 August – Eliminating violence against the girl child
25 July – Addressing violence against women and girls in the informal economy
25 June – Engaging sport communities and addressing violence against women and girls in sport
25 May – Working with the corporate sector to end violence against women and girls
25 April – End conflict-related sexual violence against women and girls
25 March – End female genital mutilation
25 February – Ending violence against women and girls must be part of new development framework
25 January – Access to justice for survivors

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The overall theme for Orange Day in 2013 was ‘Safe Spaces for Women and Girls’, highlighting the recommendations of the agreed conclusions of the 57th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) which took place in March.

From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December 2013, Human Rights Day, UNiTE called for a global action to “Orange Your World in 16 Days.” See what happened »

Nicole Kidman wears Orange because...

As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence, organizations and activists organized local and national ‘orange’ events. From marches, marathons and panel discussions to radio and television programmes, concerts and film festivals, Orange Your World involved governments, celebrities, media, civil society organizations and the United Nations system on the ground and on social media to raise awareness and public engagement.

 

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Ururka Gabdhaha Qalinleyda Puntland oo soo Bandhigay buugaag iyo Gabdhihii Qoray (Sawirro)

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Ururka Qalinleyda Gabdhaha ayaa waxa uu hoolka shirarka ee Hotel News Rays ku qabtay bandhig ku saabsan gabdhaha wax qora iyo buugaag ay qoreen.

Goobta waxaa ku sugnaa Maamulka ururka, Gabdho Aqoonyahano ah, Gabdho qoraa ah, Gabdhaha waxka barta Jaamacada iyo Dugsiyada Sare ee Puntland waxaa sidoo kale goobta joogay masuuliyiin ka socday Hay’ada ADRA oo Caawisa Ururkan Qalinleyda Gabdhaha Puntland.

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Sahra Axmed Kooshin oo ah Aas-aasaha Ururkan oo goobta hadal ka soo jeedisay ayaa sheegtay in Ururkan ay Fureen bilowgii bishii May-2014 iyadoo xustay in isla bisha May 29kii ay qabteen xafladii soo bandhigida ururka iyagoo gacan ka heleya Hay’ada ADRA.

Waxay sidoo kale sheegtay ujeedka ay ururkan u aas-aaseen oo ay ku sheegtay in la doonayo in lahelo gabdho qoraa ah oo laga faa’iideysto cilmiga ay barteen, iyadoo sheegtay in ururkan uu noqonayo mid gabdhaha ku dhiiri geliya qorista buugaagta iyo Akhriska.

Sahra Axmed Kooshin ayaa waxa ay sheegtay in ururkan xafiisyo uga furan yahay Gobolada Nugaaal, Mudug, Sool iyo Sanaag iyadoo sheegtay in ay ku rajo weyn yihiin gaarsiinta Gobolada Soomaaliya iyo Dalalka deriska la’ ah, waxay sheegtay in ay soo dhaweynayaan gabadh kasta oo danaynaysa in ay buug qorto soona bandhigta buuga ay qortay iyadoo gacan ka helaysa ururka Qalinleyda Gabdhaha Puntland.

Mr Kaibe Moses oo u hadlay Hay’ada ADRA ayaa waxa uu goobta ku sharaxay shaqooyinka ay u qabato hay’ada ADRA Gabdha Puntland oo ah mashaariic hormarineed, Mr Kaibe waxa uu sheegay in taageeraan Ururkan qalinleyda Gabdhaha Puntland ayna ka caawinayaan shaqooyinka ay qabtaan.

Bandhingan ayaa waxaa ka mid ahaa bugaagtii lagu soo bandhiga Buugga GODOBTIR oo ay qortay Asli Maxamuud, Buugga GENDER IN ISLAM oo ay qortay Faadumo CabdiSalaan waxaa ka loo jiray buugaag qoridooda ay socoto oo uu ka mid yahay buug ay Sahra Axmed Kooshin uga hadlayso Taariikha Aabbaheed wuxuuna yahay buugii saddexaad ee ay qorto.

Ururka Qalinleyda Gabdhaha Puntland ayaa Aas aaskiisa waxa iska leh gabdho isku tegay oo Aqoon yahano reer Puntland ah, waana ururkii ugu horeeyey ee laga aas-aaso Puntland oo gooni u ah gabdhaha wax qora.

 

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Tababar lagu xoojinayo Haweenka iyo xuquuqda ay leeyihiin oo maanta ka furmay Muqdisho

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Tababar lagu xoojinayo Haweenka iyo xuquuqda ay leeyihiin ayaa maanta ka furmay magaalada Muqdisho, kaasoo ay ka qeyb galeen ilaa 100 Haween ka socday 20- Ururo haween oo ka dhisan magaalada Muqdisho.

Tababarkan oo ay soo qaban qaabisay Hey’adda CED ayaa soconaya saddex cisho, waana tababarkii u horeysay noociisa oo muddo ay Hey’addu qaban qaabineysay, iyadoo mudada uu soconayo lagu baranayo arrimaha xuquuqda haweenka, doorka haweenka kaga aadan bulshada, dowlad wanaaga, waxbarashada iyo arrimo kale.

Hinda Axmed Faarax oo ka socotay Ururka SSWC oo ka hadashay Tababarkan ayaa sheegtay in xuquuqda Haweenka ay karaameysay Diinta Islaamka, isla markaana loo baahan yahay wixii xuquuq ah ee ay leeyihiin haweenka la siiyo.

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“Xuquuqda Haweenka diinta Islaamka ayay ku cadahay, laakiin waxaa hada jira in dhaqanka uu hor-taagan yahay haweenka xuquuqdooda, haweenka ayaga awood u leh guriga oo maamula, doorkoodana waa cadyahay”ayay tiri Hinda Axmed Faarax.

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Cumar Cabdi Aadan oo ka socday Ururka COGWO ayaa sheegay in howshan ay wado CED ee ay ku xoojineyso haweenka muddo dheer qorshaheeda la soo waday, isla markaana Ururada haweenka laga dhisi lahaa dhan walba, isagoo ku amaanay Hey’adda CED inay kaalin weyn ka qaadatay doorka haweenka bulshada ku leedahay.

Shariifo Caddow oo ka mid aheyd Madaxda Ururada haweenka ayaa ugu baaqday Hey’adda CED in tababaradan noocaan oo kale ah ay ku baahiso gobolada dalka, waxaana ay ugu baaqday ka qeyb galayaasha inay wixii ay bartaan gaarsiiyaan bulshada inteeda kale.

Agaasimaha Hey’adda CED Eng. C/llaahi Cali Xasan oo ka hadlay gaba gabadii Tababarkan ayaa uga mahad celiyay ka soo qeyb galayaasha, isagoo xusay Barnaamijkan uu muhiimad gaar ah u leeyahay haweenka

Waxbarashada Haweenka waa muhiimad koowaad, in la awoodsiiyo, xuquuqdooda helaan, hogaaminta, inay ka qeyb galaan xaga siyaasada, shaqada, hadii ay tahay hey’adaha, wasaaradaha meel walba”ayuu yiri Agaasimaha Hey’adda CED Eng. C/llaahi Cali Xasan oo sharaxayay muhiimada uu tababarkan u leeyahay Haweenka oo ah sidii ay ugu doodi lahaayeen inay helaan dhamaan wixii xuquuqdooda ah.

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Mar uu ka hadlayay waxyaabaha ay Hey’adda CED ka qabatay dalka kadib bur burkii ayaa sheegay in kaalin weyn ka qaateen samata bixinta dadka dhibaatada gaartay, sida aafooyinka abaaraha oo uu xusay inay gurmad ay la gaareen sanadkii 2006-dii fatahaadihii labada Shabeele ka dhacay, isla markaana tuulooyin go’doonsanaa ay gar gaar ku gaarsiiyeen doomo.

Ugu dambeyn waxaa uu sheegay in wada shaqeyn dhow la yeelan doonaan Ururada haweenka ka jira Gobolka Banaadir, waxaana uu xusay inay jiraan tababaro kuwan la mid ah oo ay siinayaan Ururada haweenka Soomaaliyeed.

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Photo essay: Could a girl like me become SG?

11Raquelina Langa poses for a photo with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Mark Garten 

New York   It all started at her school. When UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Matheus Samsão Muthemba School in Polana Caniço, Maputo, Mozambique in May 2013, he fielded a bold question from bright-eyed grade 10 student Raquelina Fernando Langa. She asked if she as a girl could become Secretary-General and, if so, what she needed to do to achieve that goal. Impressed by the question, he invited Raquelina to come to UN Headquarters in New York as his special guest for a day.

2Raquelina meets with members of UN Women’s Senior Management Team. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown 

The visit materialized this week on 12 August, International Youth Day. Raquelina met and shadowed the Secretary-General for the day, took part in an event to commemorate the Day, and met with senior management at UN Women headquarters, including Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri.

3Former Representative for UN Women’s Country Office in Mozambique, Valeria Campos Mello (left), translates for Raquelina. 

Ms. Puri said: “You are the symbol of someone who is not only a young person seeking to promote universal values, not only within your family – where you told us there are pressures to follow the traditional path which is sometimes in conflict with the right path towards empowerment – but also in your school and your country.”

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Raquelina, now 19, talked about training and capacity-building she’d received as part of the Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign from UN Women’s country office in Mozambique and elaborated on several campaigns she has been involved in to raise awareness around ending violence against women in particular.

6Raquelina did a short tour of the UN Women office. 

“We’ve been trained as activists and we go to rural areas, where tradition is strongest. We try to open people’s eyes. Because we think they are sleeping in the same manner that we used to be asleep,” explained Raquelina, an aspiring journalist.

7Ms. Puri and Raquelina pose in front with the logo for UN Women’s Beijing+20 campaign. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown – 8Raquelina and her colleagues pose for a photo with UN Women intergovernmental and programme staff. Photo: UN Women/Ryan Brown 

She said before the capacity-training, “we used to think that we, the girls, were guilty, that we suffered violence because of our clothes, makeup or short skirts. … But UN Women worked with us and we learned that this was not the case… that we deserve gender equality and nothing justifies violence. We now know how to defend ourselves.”

On the UN visit, Raquelina was accompanied by her school director, an official from Mozambique’s Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs, the Chargé d’Affairs for the Prime Minister of Mozambique, and the former Representative for UN Women’s Country Office there. -

After a tour of UN Women’s offices, she met with other UN Women staff who work on programmes and intergovernmental support, and specifically around her areas of interest: early marriage, ending violence against women, HIV/AIDS, youth and education. -

Gülden Türkoz-Cösslett, Director of UN Women’s Programme Division, offered UN Women’s support for her advocacy in Mozambique and said she was inspired by Raquelina. “I can see from your eyes that you will succeed.” -

Source   UN women

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