Sahil Girls’ Club: A Promising Example

MORE THAN HALF of Somaliland’s population is under 18 years old, with the majority born after the overthrow of Siad Barre in 1991- a pivotal era when most of the health services came to standstill.

The current generation of  Somaliland youth, therefore, has known health hardships for most of their lives. Health issues have been a pressing need for their lives. Read More

Regular Saxansaxo Radio Program Harvest Progress towards Stopping Female Genital Cutting.

KALTUN AHMED EGAL is a mother of 3 girls and 6 boys; she was born and bred in Berbera-Sahil. She is a housewife living with her husband who is a casual labourer.

 Unfortunate Girl she was

 Kaltun is a survivor of severe Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).  She recalled the pain she had to go through as a child when she had undergone the cutting. Though it was 30 years ago, but the pain she experienced is still fresh in her mind.

She narrates the horrific experience she witnessed as a young girl.

 “I was 7 years old when my mother convinced me to go for genital cutting.  She talked positively about it. For me, I had no problem at first, it was a tradition that been practiced for many years.” She says opening her story.


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