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STORY: Somalia marks the first International Day

for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict


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LANGUAGE: SOMALI/NATS
DATELINE: 19/06/2016, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
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6. SOUNDBITE: ASHA OSMAN UGAS - DEPUTY
CHAIRPERSON, HINNA
We need to speak out against sexual violence. We need to tell the
public that sexual violence has no place in Islam. Religious
leaders, tell the public that the Holy Koran and Islam forbid sexual
violence. We have to tell the people that.
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8. Wide shot of a female addressing fellow partcipants
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13. Closeup shot of a campaign sticker.
14. SOUNDBITE: ADAR ALI MOHAMED - DIRECTOR, PUBLIC
RELATIONS AND INFORMATION IN THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN
AND HUMAN RIGHTS DEVELOPMENT
Sexual violence exists in Somalia and to address that, the
Ministry of Women and Human Rights has drafted a Bill. The Bill
has passed through cabinet and is now before Parliament. This
will help in the elimination of sexual violence in Somalia.
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19. SOUNDBITE: MARYAN TAQAL - PARALEGAL OFFICER AT
THE SOMALI WOMEN DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

The new resolution helps conflict zones like Somalia to get


support and eliminate sexual violence in conflict. It also gives
effect to the laws of the country because a resolution by the UN
General Assembly strengthens the legal regime of members
states and helps curb wrongdoers as the member states have the
obligation to implement the resolution. When there is conflict
there is breakdown in law enforcement and that is where sexual
violence in conflict thrives.
20. SOUNDBITE: AMINA ARALE - OFFICIAL AT THE SOMALI
WOMEN DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
The extent of sexual violence in conflict in Somalia is a
synonymous to the extent of the conflict. When it comes to
Somalia, sexual violence in conflict is widespread and affects
women of all ages including children of both sexes. Sexual
violence in conflict affects the victim physically and mentally,
often stigmatizing the victims for the rest of their lives. It is
prevalent incase of internally displaced persons.
21. SOUNDBITE:
ABDULKADIR WEHLIYE AFRAH - MINISRTY OF HEALTH
OFFICIAL
I would urge the perpetrators of sexual violence to apologize for
the heinous acts they have committed. I also appeal to the
community to help victims and not distance themselves because
sexual violence affects them physically and mentally. It is the
reason we have a day to commemorate the elimination of sexual
violence in conflict. We will record and make a follow up on the
trend and chart out a way of eliminating it.
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STORY.
Somali women overcomes sexual abuse and fights to end sexual
violence in the country.
Mogadishu, 19th June 2016 Khadijo Maadey (not her real name), 28, has
suffered physically and psychologically after being brutally raped at an
internally displaced persons (IDP) camp, 13 kilometers from Mogadishu.
Brutal gang rape and physical assault are only a few of the perils of victims of
sexual violence in times of conflict. Last year in Somalia, 94% of the reported
cases of sexual violence survivors were females and 74% of them came from
IDP communities.

Two years ago, Maadey had sought refuge at the Bisiqley camp, after fleeing
her home in Qoryoley, 120 km from Mogadishu, during a fierce battle between
Al-Shabaab and joint troops of the African Union Mission in Somalia
(AMISOM) and the Somali National Army. However, little did she know that in
February this year what happened would cause a permanent scar in her life:
two armed men stormed her shack in the middle of the night and raped her in
front of her children.
With a pistol and a kitchen knife they entered my house which has no door.
Both of them raped me. My eldest son who is 10 years wailed but one of the
men gagged him. They threatened to shoot me if I refused to cooperate, she
narrated tearfully.
Emotionally scarred by the attack, Maadey finally gathered courage and
sought help from HINNA, a local non-governmental organization supported by
the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which helps
vulnerable women overcome their experiences. Maadey says she will be
forever grateful to HINNA who rushed her to hospital for treatment and paid
for her hospital bills.
The 28-year-old maintains she made the right decision to first seek help from
HINNA before reporting the matter to the police. I never knew my attackers
and as such it was useless for me to report to the police, Maadey, who earns
a living by doing odd jobs in the city, explained.
On 19th June, Maadey joined fellow citizens, in Mogadishu, to commemorate
the first International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict in
an event held at the HINNA headquarters.
Though the pain eventually went away, thoughts of that dreaded night
continue to linger in my mind. At times I feel defeated and hopeless. I have
tried to overcome the incident but the thoughts just keep coming back. We
must continue fighting this crime, she observed.
If the experience alone wasnt enough, Maadey had to endure stigmatization
from her community members in the wake of her assault. There is the issue
of being shamed and stigmatized. I know I will have to deal with it for the rest
of my life, Maadey said, adding that she now lives in constant fear that her
molesters may strike again.
The need to end sexual violence is greater than ever and more and efforts are
in place through a combination of actions undertaken by the Federal

Government of Somalia, the United Nations, international and local nongovernmental organizations and the donor community. These joint efforts
have resulted in tangible achievements through the implementation of the
National Action Plan on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict in Somalia, which
established a Steering Committee, co-chaired by the Ministry of Women,
Human Rights and Development and UNSOM. HINNA is also part of the
organizations of the committee whom play a key role in Implementation of
National Action Plan on Ending Sexual violence in Conflict.
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