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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


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

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

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

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

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

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.  

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.

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 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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