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Somali Disability Empowerment Network SODEN has had a fruitful meeting with the Newly Established National Disability Agency.

Today, on 5th January 2022, the Somali Disability Empowerment Network SODEN has had a fruitful meeting with the National Disability Agency NDA in Mogadishu on Somali disability rights. The purpose of today’s meeting was to build a collaborative mechanism and commitment among Organizations for Persons with Disability OPDs and the National Disability agency NDA through …

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Legal Framework and Strategies for Protecting Persons With Disabilities

Abstract  According to the world report summary by WHO in December 2011, the estimated number of persons with disability ranges 1b or 15% of the world’s population, whereas the estimated number of persons living with disabilities in Somalia is believed to be 12-15% of the Somalia population as indicated by Rohwerder on asset.publishing.service.gov.uk in 2018. …

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Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are Very Much Saddened About the Exclusion of PWDs from the Current Ongoing Political Process in Somalia

MOGADISHU: Historically, persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Somalia have rarely participated in elections either as candidates or voters due to prevailing cultural stigmatization against PWDs, the absence of political will to recognize PWDs’ participation to the political process and a lack of awareness on their rights to participate in the electoral process. Somali Provisional Constitution …

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IN THE COMMEMORATION OF WORLD DISABILITY DAY 2020, SODEN HAS DISTRIBUTED VISUALLY IMPAIRED AID EQUIPMENTS TO THE WEYDOOW CAMP DISABLED RESIDENTS..

Somalia Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) is one of the most activist local organization that advocates the Rights for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in Somalia. SODEN provides services to PWDs on behalf of advocacy. One of the major activities SODEN provides to PWDs includes raising awareness on discrimination against PWDs, empowering them through capacity building, and …

IN THE COMMEMORATION OF WORLD DISABILITY DAY 2020, SODEN HAS DISTRIBUTED VISUALLY IMPAIRED AID EQUIPMENTS TO THE WEYDOOW CAMP DISABLED RESIDENTS.. Read More »

SODEN Statement on World Sight Day Thursday 8 October 2020

On Thursday 8 October 2020, Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) joins the rest of the world in celebration of World Sight Day. World Sight Day is the main advocacy event for raising awareness about blindness and vision impairment – The Right to Sight – and is observed annually on the second Thursday of October. This …

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF SOMALIA DISREGARDS THE FORMATION OF THE SOMALI NATIONAL DISABILITY AGENCY

Following the parliamentarian approvals of the National Disability Agency bill in November and December 2018, the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo signed into the bill on the establishment of Somalia’s National Disability Agency at the presidential signing ceremony on 31st December 2018. These serve as key milestones for persons …

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SODEN Strongly Condemns the Brutal Killing of the Chairperson of Disabled Groups of Southwest State of Somalia

PRESS RELEASE: MOGADISHU: Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) is deeply saddened about the brutal killing of the Chairperson of the disability groups in Baidoa, Mr. Sharif Mukhtar who was a wheelchair user. Mr. Mukhtar has been a very key prominent human rights activist who actively advocated for the rights of people with disabilities in the …

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SODEN’s Interventions Towards COVID-19 Pandemic Prevention and Containment Measures.

As a response to COVID-19 pandemic prevention and containment, SODEN in partnership with ABILIS Foundation – Finland, implemented a two month period Emergency Food Distribution Project to People With Disabilities’ (PWDs) Households in IDP camps of Mogadishu, Somalia who are mostly at risk due to ongoing lockdown. The intervention was undertaken between April – May …

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Call For Immediate Release of 16 Years Old (Raped) Disabled Girl Detained in CID Custody at Hodan District, Mogadishu Somalia.

JOINT PRESS RELEASE: Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) and Somali National Disability Council (SNDC) jointly condemn any type and act of sexual assault against the women and the girls in Somalia, in particular women and girls with disabilities. In this year, more girls who are younger than 18 years have been sexually assaulted (raped). Girls …

Call For Immediate Release of 16 Years Old (Raped) Disabled Girl Detained in CID Custody at Hodan District, Mogadishu Somalia. Read More »

Somalia’s Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) Grieves the Loss of Five Somali Citizens Who Were Individuals with disabilities Due Symptoms of COVID-19 in Mogadishu Somalia.

SOMALIA: DISABLED PEOPLE AND COVID-19 UPDATE Somalia’s Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) grieves the loss of five Somali citizens who were individuals with disabilities in Mogadishu Somalia. With a great loss, the individuals (3 Male and 2 Female) who died from typical COVID-19 symptoms in Mogadishu from 16 March-25 April 2020 they were among the most …

Somalia’s Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) Grieves the Loss of Five Somali Citizens Who Were Individuals with disabilities Due Symptoms of COVID-19 in Mogadishu Somalia. Read More »

SOMALIA: COVID-19 and How its Affecting People with Disabilities.

MOGADISHU: In Somalia, in the absence of reliable census data, persons with disabilities are estimated to be at least 15% of the population. The majority are among the poorest part and most vulnerable groups of the population. Persons with disabilities face various physical, attitudinal and institutional barriers to access food, healthcare services, education, and protection …

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Job: Communication officer for Volunteer.

Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) Job: Communication officer Reporting: ED Salary: voluntary base Location: Mogadishu Duration: 6 Months effective from May 2020 SODEN is currently looking for an exciting Communications Officer in voluntary based, this is a fantastic opportunity to own your own capacity whilst learning from a wider team. You will get the opportunity …

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