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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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An important meeting between Somalia Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) and DFID social development adviser was taking place in United Kingdom Embassy in Mogadishu –Somalia.

Mogadishu 25/2/2020: Today Chairman of the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) Mr. Mohamed Ali Farah took fruitful meetings with UK DFID Social Development adviser in Somalia, Mr. Leo Thomas, in his office in United Kingdom embassy in Mogadishu Somalia. Mr. Leo Thomas had given SODEN chairman a warm welcome in the embassy and they were …

An important meeting between Somalia Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) and DFID social development adviser was taking place in United Kingdom Embassy in Mogadishu –Somalia. Read More »

Lawyer Job Position

Position Title              :  Lawyer Date of issued              :  20th Feb 2020, Closing Date              :  05th March 2020, Reporting                   :  Project Manager Duty Station               :  Mogadishu Line Management Responsibilities: Justice Promoters Duration of Initial Contract: 12 months with possibility of extension. Background Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded 2011 that assists …

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SODEN conducted two days’ workshop of understanding CRPD supported by Abilis foundation Finland.

Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) has organized two days fruitfully kick off workshop held in Hotel Afrik Mogadishu-Somalia the purpose was to promote rights of Somali disability awareness and understanding of UN-convention on rights of persons with disability (UN-CRPD) which SODEN translated into Somali language in order to comprehend entire participants deeply by the convention.   …

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SODEN strongly condemns the discriminative and exclusion remarks of the Custodial Corps Official, Gen. Mahad Abdirahman Aden during his address to custodial cop’s forces.

Prerss Release: MOGADISHU (11/11/2019) In recent years, Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) in partnership with development partners and with the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), Federal Member States (FMSs) and Banaadir Regional Administration (BRA) has been leading a revolutionary change in approaching persons with disabilities, nationally, to close the protection gap and ensure that persons …

SODEN strongly condemns the discriminative and exclusion remarks of the Custodial Corps Official, Gen. Mahad Abdirahman Aden during his address to custodial cop’s forces. Read More »

More than 300,000 residents including people with disabilities have been displaced due to severe flooding across Baledweyne in October.

MOGADISHU 7/11/2019: More than 300,000 residents including people with disabilities have been displaced due to severe flooding across Baledweyne in October, according to local and international media on Friday. The massive majority of those displaced people by flooding are in the Baladweyne area due to the flooding of the Shebelle river. People with disabilities in …

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The world moves closer to being polio-free.

The World Health Organization welcomed a “historic step” toward a polio-free world on Thursday as an expert panel certified that the second of three types of the crippling virus has been eradicated globally. The announcement by the Global Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication says the type 3 poliovirus was wiped out this week. …

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The alert message of the current Somali disability situation 30/9/2019.

Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded 2011 that assists the people with disability to build better lives through social integration, Human rights advocacy, skill development and useful representation in all aspects for the Nation.   Its headquarter is in Mogadishu capital of Somalia and has regional representatives such as in Galmudug, …

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SODEN has organized a meeting between Banaadir Regional Administration (BRA) Mr. Omar Filish and Somali disabled people representatives dated 18th September 2019, in the office of the Mayor.

BRA has specially mandate to support the disabled community in the region and we ready to support you at any time without condition added the mayor. The mayor expresses his kinds, welcoming, and collaboration with the disability community in the Banaadir regional areas. The meeting was extremely discussed especially challenges and needs that they have …

SODEN has organized a meeting between Banaadir Regional Administration (BRA) Mr. Omar Filish and Somali disabled people representatives dated 18th September 2019, in the office of the Mayor. Read More »

SODEN organized one day productively meeting which was discussed recent Somalia disability development and challenges.

The meeting has participated in disabled people organizations (DPOs) and other non-disability representatives from different civil society organizations. The meeting was much quit and deeply focused on the challenges faced by disabled people and their colleagues during their day to day work after Banaadir regional administration bomb attack which happened 24 July 2019. The government …

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Children with Disabilities are a Blessing, Not a Burden. By Ellen Stumbo | Disability, Parenting

All children are a blessing. I don’t believe there’s an exception to that statement, which means kids with disabilities are as much of a blessing as if they didn’t have a disability. One is not better than the other. Different? Yes. More challenging? Sometimes. But a blessing just the same. My youngest daughter has Down …

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Wheelchair Accessibility Should be the Stander Never and Option.

Since 2015 Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) has been advocating to be accessible for every public building for wheelchair ramps and lifts this comes after a long time suffer and barriers that people with disability have been discriminating because of their wheelchair, Early 2015 Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN) started a new initiative campaign called …

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