Devastating drought leaves girls and women in Somalia facing double crisis of hunger and violence
Girls and women in Somalia say rape and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence are rising as the country faces its worst drought in 40 years.
Plan International began operating in Somalia in 2019.
Our work focuses on promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment within our protection and humanitarian response programmes.
We are a vocal advocate for girls’ rights, specifically on child marriage and female gender mutilation.
We are currently implementing programmes in Waqooyi Galbeedi, Sool, Sanaag and Togdheer regions.
Our priorities include: