Somaliland: Using Religion to Raise Women Rights in Somalia


Sheikh Abdirahman campaigning for women rights in Mogadishu Somalia

Somaliland sun- Sheikh Abdirahman (in white) is an Imam, Koranic teacher, and head of a mosque in #Mogadishu. In the picture he is having a consultation with men from his community. He conducts gatherings like this and house-to-house visits, and uses Friday prayers to raise awareness on women and girls’ rights. “The biggest challenge to prevent violence against women and girls is the lack of education. We need more awareness campaigns,” he says. ”#16days
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