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Somali youths fight against “rampant” gender-based violence

Somali youths fight against “rampant” gender-based violence


Somali youths must unite to help eradicate “rampant” sexual and gender-based violence in the country.

That was the call from one young speaker at a recent symposium held in Mogadishu, organized by a key UN partner in the east African state, that’s recovering from decades of war.

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) conference, serves as a forum for Somali youth to openly discuss ways to eradicate gender-based violence.

UN figures show that 94 per cent of the reported cases of sexual violence were female and nearly three-quarters of them came from internally-displaced (IDP) communities.

Andita Listyarini has more.

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UN/Omar Abdisalan