Protect and safeguard Somali women and children from sexual violence
  • Petitioned President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud

This petition was delivered to:

Presidential Palace, Office of the President, Somalia
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud
Ministry of Justice Mogadishu, Somalia
H.E. Abdullahi Abyan Nur
Prime Minister
Abdi Farah Shirdon
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister
Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adan
Minister of Social Development
Dr. Maryan Qasim
Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict
Zainab Bangura
Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General for Somalia
Augustin Mahiga
State Minister of the Presidential Palace, Office of the President, Somalia
H.E Farah Sheikh Abdulkader

Protect and safeguard Somali women and children from sexual violence

    1. Petition by

      Hawa's Haven

      London, United Kingdom

Violence against Somali women and children is becoming widespread and it is important we act now to address it! We must safeguard women and children and ensure freedom of press. We must create and implement safeguarding and child protection policies at all levels of Somali society.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Women & Rape in Somalia: One Filmmaker’s Stance Against Sexual Violence

      Hawa's Haven
      Petition Organizer
      Women & Rape in Somalia: One Filmmaker's Stance Against Sexual Violence

      Somalia might no longer be thought of as a failed state: perhaps, today, we can instead refer to it as a fragile democracy. The presidential election of September 2012 heralded the troubled nation's first, if awkward, steps towards a free democratic vote in several decades. Somalis in and around...

    2. Somalia: Female freelance journalist shot dead in Mogadishu

      Hawa's Haven
      Petition Organizer
      Somalia: Female freelance journalist shot dead in Mogadishu

      Mogadishu (RBC) Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a female freelance journalist on Sunday evening at Suuq Bacaad area in Mogadishu, RBC Radio reports. Rahma Abdulkadir, a freelance journalist working with local media in central Somalia was heading to her home at Suuq Bacaad market of Yaaqshiid neighborhood shortly after two armed men shot her at the head, a colleague journalist Munira Ahmed told local media.

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. UNHRR - REPORT PUBLISHED JANUARY 2013

      Hawa's Haven
      Petition Organizer

      //In Mogadishu and the surrounding areas, over 800 rape cases were registered between September and the end of November. The increasing trend of survivors seeking services resulted in an increase in documented cases. The majority of survivors were internally displaced women and girls. Perpetrators came from a wide range of backgrounds and included armed men in uniform. In most cases, survivors were unable or unwilling to identify the perpetrators or link such perpetrators to a specific security and/or armed group for fear of reprisal. In the course of 2012, the military court opened 13 cases on charges of rape. The United Nations assessed that the phenomenon requires urgent intervention by the Government. //

      UNHCR | Refworld | Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

      Refworld is the leading source of information necessary for taking quality decisions on refugee status. Refworld contains a vast collection of reports relating to situations in countries of origin, policy documents and positions, and documents relating to international and national legal frameworks.

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. My rapists were rewarded, says Somali woman cleared of making false claims

      Hawa's Haven
      Petition Organizer
      My rapists were rewarded, says Somali woman cleared of making false claims

      Lul Ali Osman Barake says she has been raped twice: first by a gang of men in military fatigues, then by the judicial system in what is meant to be liberated Somalia. There was astonishment and revulsion around the world when, having told the police and journalists about the rape, the 27-year-old was arrested and sentenced to a year in jail.

    7. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • ELZBIETA ANDRZEJEWSKA POZNAń, POLAND
      • 5 months ago

      BECAUSE I'M A WOMAN

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    • Caroline Bury ABERLOUR, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 8 months ago

      Because it is so so deeply wrong :(

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    • Jamila Mohamed RUISLIP, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 10 months ago

      Because its very wrong. No men should allow to lay a hand on a women

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    • michelle mello PORTO SEGURO, BRAZIL
      • 11 months ago

      Dignity, human rights, justice, humanity, equality, health, love, peace and God.

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      • 11 months ago

      Women and children deserve respect and protection.

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