Seminar- Ending Gender Based Violence Against Somali Women and Girls
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.