Urgent Call to Address Escalating Violence Against Women in Somalia

We at the Strategic Initiative for the Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network express profound concern about the escalating incidence of domestic violence in Somalia.
According to the 2020 Somalia Health and Demographic Survey, Gender Based Violence (GBV) remains a prevalent human rights violation faced by Somali women and girls, with 35 percent of ever-married women aged 15 to 49 reporting physical injuries inflicted by their husbands, over half of whom sustained severe injuries