Archive for February, 2014

Somaliland National Youth-day: identity and development and commemoration of Dhagax-tuur

Written by admin on February 17th, 2014

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Somaliland youth in London would like to invite you on Thursday 20th February, 6pm at Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, London, E2 6HG, for the celebration of Somaliland National Youth-Day. We will discuss youth identity and development in Somaliland. There will be talks, panel discussions and entertainment.

On the 20th February 1982, school students took to the streets to protest by stone-throwing (Dhagax-tuur) against the oppression, injustice and killings of citizens. They were fighting particularly against the trial and death sentencing of UFFO, group of young professionals who where volunteering for Hargeysa Hospital.

The panel will include Somaliland youth activists such as Ms Farah Hassan, an Economics student, Warda Mohamed, aspiring young business woman and mnay more. They will be joined by Mohamed Barud Ali, member of UFFO, the author of ‘The Morning Tree’, Ali Gurey, former SNM and member of UCID. The evening will be chaired and introduced by Jama Musse Jama.

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Workshop discussing priorities for Somali men and woman

Written by admin on February 13th, 2014

Ocean Somali Community Association would like to invite you to a workshop to follow-up on some of the themes explored at our last two workshops entitled “Let’s talk sisters: Issues that matter to young woman” and “How Somali men can support Somali women.”

Both events focused on how can we eradicate and educate our community on FGM. While the first workshop explored issues around gender equality in the Somali community and the impact of traditional practices on the lives of Somali women, the second event discussed how Somali men can take responsibility to support Somali women and the community on the many issues that they face.

This follow-up workshop will be involve both men and women, and invite participants to discuss how they can jointly campaign and support each other to become a force for change.

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