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High level Parternship Forum - Copenhagen: 19-20 November 2014

19/11/2014 - High level Parternship Forum - Copenhagen: 19-20 November 2014

The first annual Ministerial High Level Partnership Forum was held in Copenhagen 19-20 November, co-chaired by HE Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, the President of the Federal Government of Somalia, and the United Nations, and hosted by the Government of Denmark.  Fifty-six delegations gathered to review progress made since the Brussels Conference in September 2013, where the New Deal Somali Compact was endorsed, acknowledge challenges encountered in 2014, and identify priorities for 2015.  The endorsement of the New Deal Somali Compact marked a new phase in the political relationship between Somalia and the international community. Read more - link

How do sanitary kits boost girls' education in Somalia?

07/11/2014 - How do sanitary kits boost girls' education in Somalia?

The EU supports the WWI project that seeks to enhance girls’ participation in education through the provision of sanitary kits to vulnerable girls in 20 secondary schools in Puntland. It is envisaged that provision of girls with sanitary kits - including sanitary napkins, three pants and soap -  will enable girls to go school, even during their menstrual cycle, and thus support girls' enrolment in schools.  Read more about the impact of sanitary kits and girl friendly spaces in Somali schools in this article by Sahro Koshin, the Gender Technical Advisor to the Puntland Ministry of Education on


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