„Help the women in Somalia!“
Today is the International Women´s Day and I think about my sisters in Somalia, about the girls, mothers, grandmothers and all the people in my broken country. It is so difficult to be a woman in Somalia!
98 percent of the girls and women are affected by female genital mutilation there. Violence against women is omnipresent. According to UNHCR, rape is increasing dramatically, especially due to the presence of foreign and Somali military, terrorists and other madmen – sheer anarchy. Raped women are being forced to marry their torturers and particularly in nomad societies, sexual abuse is used to force down the bride price of the chosen girl. Women don´t have free access to medical care and maternal mortality in Somalia is in second place in the world unfortunately. There is no place for young girls in this disastrous education system, just seven percent have access to school education.
From the community of nations, I demand the support for women of Somalia, who belong to the most disadvantaged in the world. Education is a basic human right of all men – even for the Somali women. Invest in schools, in professional training and, if possible, in economy and jobs! Invest in hospitals and ambulant healthcare! Don´t support politicians – they have shown million times that they are not able to solve the problems.
Help the women in Somalia! Please send me your suggestions, how we can help together!