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Seminar- Ending Gender Based Violence Against Somali Women and Girls

As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, Anti-Tribalism Movement  is pleased to invite you to a seminar on Ending Gender-Based Violence Against Somali Women and Girls, on Tuesday 5th December 2017 6pm-8pm, at SOAS University London, WC1H 0XG, main building, room G3
Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. It knows no social, economic, or national boundaries.

Unfortunately, within the Somali community,  cases of gender-based violence tend to be silenced. Due to cultural norms and the fear of stigma in the Somali community, victims of violence are isolated leading to mental health difficulties such as depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other challenges. 

Somali Women and Girls endure high levels of gender-based violence, whether it is within the domestic realm, or from harmful cultural practices such as FGM, forced marriage, or even at the hands of those who are supposed to protect.

The seminar will be delivered by experts of panels and advocates who will focus on highlighting this serious issue, as well as examine best practices in eliminating Gender-Based Violence, and most importantly how we can support victims.

Entry to this event is restricted to confirmation holders only. Places are limited, therefore, please RSVP by emailing Sagal.bafo@theatm.org  as soon as it is convenient for you. Kindly invite anybody that you think will benefit from this discussion and it would be grateful if you could confirm their details with Sagal Bafo beforehand.