Category: Advocacy Programs

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

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

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


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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