Human Rights news/Reports

Somalia: HANAHR Participates in the Model Guide and Guidelines for the Protection of Women Human Rights Defenders in Africa Validation Meeting 6th September, 2022

In Somalia Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) are exposed to gender-based violence due to the nature of their work, in line with patriarchal norms that perpetuate gendered misconceptions regarding the place of women in society. They experience violence within their own movements and organizations or at the hands of family or the communities which they …

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JOINT ALTERNATIVE REPORT – Somalia: Patterns of unlawful killings, torture and other ill-treatment

  Submitted in application to Article 19 of the UN Committee Against Torture and Cruel Inhumane and Degrading Treatment 75th Session of the Convention Against Torture. CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS PRESENTING THE REPORT Submitted by: The Coalition of Somali Human Rights Defenders CSHRDs The Coalition of Somalia Human Rights Defenders (CSHRDs) is a non-governmental, non-partisan and …

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Somalia: Charcoal Business Is the Main Cause of Deforestation

Charcoal illicit export business in Somalia is the main cause of deforestation in a country that is already hardly stricken by climate crisis. The illicit charcoal business in Somalia involves massive cutting of trees and deforestation and destruction of indigenous people’s environment and inflicting devastating life impact upon indigenous communities that include both nomads and …

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Somalia: Confirmed Reports of Systematic Killings in Gedo Region.

Reports comings from Diif village in in lower juba region of Somalia confirmed by multiple sources and eye witnesses suggest that systematic killings of 3 civilians (2 men and girl) who were mainly nomads, perpetrated by the Raaskambooni militias headed-by Sheikh Ahmed Madoobe, who is the current regional leader of Somalia’s jubaland region. The harrowing …

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Somalia: (27 April, 2021) – Jubaland Police Brutality v. HRDs/WHRDs

Jubaland, Somalia is formed from the lower juba region, middle juba region and Gedo region in the most south of Somalia and borders with Ethiopia, NFD kenya, and indian ocean. Jubaland is run by the former spiritual leader of alshabab; the Raaskambooni alshabab terrorist brigade (Sheikh Ahmed Madobe aka Ahmed Islam) who is the last …

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Somalia: Launching Ceremony of the National Disability Agency.

13 July, 2021 – Somalia: The Ministry of Women & Human Rights Development launches the national disability agency in an official ceremony attended by different signatories, politicians, diplomats, and invited Human Rights Defenders HRDs from the coalition of Somali Human Rights Defenders CSHRDs. The minister of women & human rights development (Hanifa) was also there …

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Somalia: Resilience of Somali Human Rights Defenders in the Face of Threats.

With the support of the Swedish International Liberal Centre (SILC) and the full assistance of the Horn Afrik News Agency for Human Rights HANAHR; the Prestige institute based in Kenya trains 55 Human Rights Defenders HRDs in collaboration and coordination with the Coalition of Somali Human Rights Defenders CSHRDS in Mogadishu, Somalia on the “Survival …

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