The Somali Women Journalists Rights Association SOWJRA held a commemoration event for International Women’s Day.
The event in which more Somali young female journalists attended and presented their discussion about how female journalists could protect women & children and also how well they can present the voices of women and children who are abused. And they all agreed journalist girls should focus to report violence against women & to raise women’s voices.
Ayan Aden Isse, a female reporter in Mogadishu, noted that women journalists have the power that can well expose the violence and injustice that women face because they have the power to broadcast and report correctly, which can reduce the violence and injustice done to women.
Anab Muhyidin, a female journalist participated the event on 8 March 2023 discussed and vowed that she stands for the protection of the rights of Somali women & children.
Anisa Abdi Ahmed, who is also a female reporter who works in Mogadishu, said, “We as female journalists have a special responsibility to solve the problems caused to women, children and their development, but I still see the gap that female journalists do not have adequate tools and skills.
Ultimately, the exectuve Director of Somali Women Journalists’ Rights Association (SOWJRA), Leila Aded Osman, noted that Somali women journalists are the pillars for protecting the rights of Somali women and children, and also can advocated their voices should be heard. Therefore it is necessary for members of female journalist in Sowjra to do more to encourage and empowers female journalists to report violence & injustice against women & children. #internationalwomensday #embraceequity2023 #IWD23 #IWD UNFPA Arabic – صندوق الأمم المتحدة للسكان للدول العربية UNFPA Somalia UNDP in Somalia United Nations Human Rights UNICEF Somalia United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia – UNSOM UN Women USAID – US Agency for International Development UNESCO Youth