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Somali Media Women Association (SOMWA)
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Somali Media Women Association (SOMWA) is non-profit, non-partial, non-politic and voluntary women journalist organisation based in Somalia. It was founded by a group of women Journalists from the region in January 2006 to address the issues focusing Somali female Journalists.
SOMWA is dedicated to increasing the presence of Somali women in the media, particularly harnesses the competencies and potential of its committed members to advocate for and give visibility to issues related to journalists
In Somalia, Women are being marginalized on the basis of culture and the women issues receive very little attention within the wider society. The anarchy situation and the civil wars have further aggravated the women situation and resulted in continuous abuse of their basic rights of education and security, and are subjected with rampant brutal violence and rape. Women are also denied to receive their fair share in political power sharing.