Innovating the triangle in Somalia

May 2nd, 2013
Millions of children and young adults do not have access to quality education and healthcare, essential rights and needs for the path out of poverty. In light of this problem, Oxfam Novib organised together with HIRDA and Butterfly Works the event ‘Innovating the Triangle of Education, Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and Gender’. On the 23rd of Apri…

HIRDA attended UN 46th Session in NY

April 27th, 2013
Fatumo Farah, director of HIRDA, was honoured to be present at the 46th session of the Commission on Population and Development at the United Nations Headquarters from the 22nd to the 26th of April 2013. From all over the world people from different governmental and non-governmental organisations came together to talk about the ‘New trends in migration: demo…

Vote for HIRDA to raise funds

March 14th, 2013
HIRDA’s project ‘Resilience through Sport’, is selected by the Oranjefonds foundation as a possible Kroonappel (crown apple in English). With this project HIRDA aims to engage the Diaspora youth in the development of their home country as well as to improve the integration of Somali refugee youth to their host country. Being nominated by the Oranjefonds foun…

Pads for you, pads for her

March 12th, 2013
You cannot imagine missing out on a party or meeting with friends simply because it’s that time of the month. Imagine this little fact of life ruining your chances of education! This is the reality for girls in Somalia. Thousands of girls skip 20% of the school year, simply because they cannot afford sanitary products when they menstruate. Not wanting to ris…
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