• Sahra Ahmed Koshin on returning home, finding peace & bliss.
  • Puntland Women Writers Association
  • Researching, Analyzing & Documenting Gender Issues in Somalia.
Nauja Kleist: Studying Somali Diaspora Humanitarianism – Some Methodological Considerations
Originally posted on EASA Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network: Studying Somali diaspora humanitarianism: Some methodological considerations Nauja Kleist, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, nkl@diis.dk Diaspora groups are amongst the so-called new humanitarian actors that work outside the international humanitarian system. Growing out of transnational connections that link diaspora groups with their families and erstwhile homelands, diaspora humanitarianism has a strong affective and relational dimension…
A Year After the Floods In Qardho: What Has Been The Response And How Is The Community Coping?
This blog post is a part of a series of posts the author occasionally writes about the humanitarian situation in Somalia focusing on Somali #diaspora #humanitarianism, #complexcrises, #gender issues in Somalia. The author is a PhD candidate studying Somali Diaspora Humanitarianism at the University of Copenhagen/University of Nairobi, @Diaspora_Hum. Introduction and background One would expect that, after all the devastating episodes of natural disasters in …
Somali Women on the Web and Cyberbullying
Social media has given Somali women the space to be free, the opportunity to connect with their fellow sisters, as well as a platform to organize themselves to affect change. Unfortunately, though, alongside this freedom and newfound liberation, there comes a heavy price where women are subjected to higher cases of bullying, trolling and harassment than their male counterparts.  Since 2009 when I first created …
Here, There and Everywhere: Covid-19 Travel Ban Effects on the Somali Diaspora
This blog post is part of ongoing research on COVID-19 in Somalia. It is the 4th post of a series of blog posts written by the blogger with the hashtags #COVID19Somalia #DHUM @Diaspora_Hum. The 1st post can be found here, the 2nd one here and 3rd one here. ——————- On Thursday May 14, 2020, an Ethiopian airline’s special flight landed in Mogadishu Aden Adde International …
COVID-19 Is Confirmed In Puntland. How Are Families Coping?
* This blogpost is part of ongoing research work on COVID-19 in Somalia. It is Part 1 of a series of blogposts the blogger intends to post here, and elsewhere, on a regular basis with the hashtags #COVID19Somalia #DHUM @Diaspora_Hum. ——————- PART 1: APRIL 20th On March 16th 2020, Federal Government authorities announced the first case of COVID-19 in Mogadishu. A month later, the first …
Signs of maturity – how mature are you, Somali sisters?
As a Somali woman who is always looking for boosters of upward growth, I must say that can very much relate to these signs of upward growth and maturity that I have collected. Which of these boosters of maturity  do you relate to yourself? How conscious are you about your own personal upward growth process?   Maturity is when you stop trying to change people and instead …
Call for submissions – Collection of Somali oral literature
Amazing opportunity! CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – Collection of Somali Oral Literature. Submit your poems, stories & artworks for publishing into a book before June 5th 2019 to info@puntlandwomenwriters.org or check http://puntlandwomenwriters.org/events/  #SomaliOralLiterature #Somalia Background The Puntland Women Writers Association (PWWA) is a Somali women’s network organization that was established 5 years. The network promotes Somali women’s participation in cultural, social, economic and political activities by …
Let me be a child, I beg.
#CadaaladDoon #JusticeForAisha #JusticeForOurChildren    Let me stand strong, tall and wise. Let me not be a broken arrow. Left to whimper alone. Let me not wallow in despair. Selfishly taken advantage of. Let me not be harmed, in any way. Let me not lose my innocence. And be seen as a piece of ‘hilib bisil’ – ‘cooked meat’, ready to eat. Let me be a …
I Am A Somali Woman
I am the sister of the martyr. I am the aunt of the potato seller at the local market. I am the daughter of the local sheikh. I am the injured of the revolution. The protester. The jailed. The detained. I am the tortured. The exiled. The kidnapped. The raped. I am the veiled. The non-veiled. I am a beautiful soul. I am a Somali …
Homely and spacious house for sale in Garowe, Puntland, Somalia.
Homely and spacious house for sale in Garowe sitting on land measuring 43m long and 28m wide. Conveniently located along Jidka 30ka, accessing 2 other side streets to the West and North. The house is designed, constructed and built by East Africa Construction Company located in Garowe. The house itself is 20m long  and 19m wide and it has the following features; 8 sleeping bedrooms, …
November is Somali Women Writers Month

More and more Somali women are putting their life stories, experiences, and creativity down on paper. Since 2013, when Puntland Women Writers Association was launched, over 21 women have embarked on writing missions and written and published books both fiction or real life stories. Through training workshops in and out of the country, PWWA has …

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Allah  waxa uu iga beeray laba waalid oo aad ii jecel, igu dadaalay, kuna   dadaalaya in inta ay naftu igujirto ee aan carradan dusheeda saranahay aanan ciil iyo caloolxuma toona kunoolaan. Sidoo kale, ku dadaalaaya inaan ku noolaado nolol qurux  badan oo aan   qeyrkeyga ka liidan. Markii aan gaadhayda’da waxbarashada waxa ay isooqoreen malcaamad aanka …

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Waxa ay joogtaa maagalada Muqdisho waxay diyaarisay political science. Waxay qortay ilaa iyo afar buug. Waxay ka shaqaysaa wasaarada waxbarashada, waana curiye. Waxaan Sooray Murug  Kama aanan bixin guriga hooyo iyo aabbe, mana dhaafin dugsiga iyo cidda aan dabka u doono. Iskuul ma dhiganjirin, waayo ma awoodin reerkeenu. Waxaan soogaaray, sanadkii 12aad, markay da’daydu intaas …

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MAANSO ( Dumar  waa Hadhmacaan ) Dumar waa hibadeena oo Hanti weeye adduunyoo Eebbe noo hadiyeeyayoo Huri mayno wanaagiyoo Halkay noogu jiraane Waa in loo halgamaaye Nafteenaa u huraanaayoo Iyagaa na habaayayoo Horaadkii najaqsiiyayoo Habeenkii iyo maalin Markay hiirtu dilaacdo Iyagaa huraddii iyo Ka huleelayay jiifka oo Marna aan hadhsanayne Waa in loo halgamaaye Naftna aan u hurnaaye Iyagaan nahabaabinoo Hagaag noo korinayayoo Noogu deeqay horaadkiyo Caano aan la helayne Waa in loo hal gamaayoo Nafta aan u hurnaaye Naxariis iyo haybiyoo Hadalkaaga wanaagsan Markaad hooyo tidhaahdo Sidaan kugu hilooba een Hareertaada u joogo Hadhacaaga agtiisaan Ku haraad baxaynaaye Waa in loo hal gamaayoo Nafta aan u hurnaaye Qofkii aan hugun kaagiyo Hawraartaa dhagaysan Hoobaalaydi u qaadin Uu habbaabirayaayoo Hurdaduu ka sasaaye Waa in loo hal gamaayoo Nafta aan u hurnaaye Hal haysbaa o dhanaayey …

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MAANSO ( Qaran-Doon) Maansada qabiir baan ku ahay qaabka loo dhigo’e Indhaweydse kumaanan qorin qubaneheediiye Waayadan qarracan baan ahaa qulub daraaddiiye Qalfooftayda uumbaad arkiye qaayib baan ahaye Qiiray dadkaygow ilmadu iiga qubataaye Intaa waan qunuudaa sidii daaci qaariyahe Qalbigaygu wuu qaadayaa qoomkanoo idile Qolo qolona waan necebihiyo ruux qabyaaliya’e Abwaan qaran ayaan ahay haddaad igu qancaysaane Maantana wax baan qoonsadoo aad u qaro weyne Gabay aad qumbulad mooddo baan soo qaddimayaaye Qoodhiin iyo xeradiin tixdani waydin qabataaye Qudbad weeye aan idin la rabo inaydun qaaddaane Qalbigiinna ii fura tixdani waa mid qaaliya’e War dadkiinnan qiiraysanow qabar ma haysaane Xogta qaalibkeedii anaa Qaasinow helaye Duulkani qiyaanay wadaan been qasaasilane Inkastoo dalkani qani yahoo qadanku uu buuxo Qaxoontiga biyaha tuugayee xero ku qawdaaran Qaraxyada dadkeennii madhshee lagu qudhgoynaayo Qabiillada iswada laynayiyo aanadiyo qoofka Wadaaddadan isqayb qaybiyee kala qaloonaaya Ee diintu waa shay qudhee qolaba meel aadday Darbi-jiifkan qaaqaawanee qudhunka nuugaaya Qadafkiyo kufsiga qaali dumar qaladka loo geysan Ciidammadan midh aan qabaninnee laamiyada qaada Mar hadday ku qayb qaybiyaan way ku qalayaane   Shisheeyahakan qayraadka iyo cunaya quudkeenna Qalbigay xanuusada sidaan qaafilkaw nahaye Qilaafiyo dhibaatiyo haddii qaxarku joogtoobay In wax laga qabtaa dawladnimo loo qotomiyaaye Balse nimanki aan qaybinnee qaranka loo dhiibay   Qarbigiyo Imaaraadka bay daba qableeyaane Qaar baw qabbaanoo intaa waw qulqulayaane Waa niman qadhaabdoon tagoo qiimahood dhacaye Nama qabato soomaaliyeey quudhsi iyo liide Qofnimada la iibsanahayee quudka laga doortay Qayrkaa inaad tuugsatood qamandhacoon weydo Allyeylehe wax ‘qaaq’ laga dhihiyo waa quduro weyne Qabkii iyo hankii baa dhintoo qiiradii maleh Sida adhi qabaal loo dhigoo jeel la qubanayaaya   Waxa lagu qamaamaayo waa xoolihii qarane …

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  Happy to announce that we are resuming plans for our annual event Somali Oral Literature Awards 2020 (#SOLA2020). We are also happy to share that @Ahmed Said Mire will this year be leading the annual program. More instructions follow soon. Please direct all your questions to him at somaliliteratureawards@gmail.com Welcome Ahmed! In 2019 we …

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GULAYSTAYAASHII 2019 Cabduraxmaan AxmedXasan (AWTAAD) Maanso Gulaystaha – kowaad  ( Qaran-Doon  ) Maansada qabiir baan ku ahay qaabka loo dhigo’e Indhaweydse kumaanan qorin qubaneheediiye Waayadan qarracan baan ahaa qulub daraaddiiye Qalfooftayda uumbaad arkiye qaayib baan ahaye Qiiray dadkaygow ilmadu iiga qubataaye Intaa waan qunuudaa sidii daaci qaariyahe Qalbigaygu wuu qaadayaa qoomkanoo idile   Qolo qolona waan necebihiyo ruux qabyaaliya’e Abwaan qaran ayaan ahay haddaad igu qancaysaane Maantana wax baan qoonsadoo aad u qaro weyne Gabay aad qumbulad mooddo baan soo qaddimayaaye Qoodhiin iyo xeradiin tixdani waydin qabataaye Qudbad weeye aan idin la rabo inaydun qaaddaane Qalbigiinna ii fura tixdani waa mid qaaliya’e War dadkiinnan qiiraysanow qabar ma haysaane Xogta qaalibkeedii anaa Qaasinow helaye Duulkani qiyaanay wadaan been qasaasilane Inkastoo dalkani qani yahoo qadanku uu buuxo Qaxoontiga biyaha tuugayee xero ku qawdaaran   Qaraxyada dadkeennii madhshee lagu qudhgoynaayo Qabiillada iswada laynayiyo aanadiyo qoofka Wadaaddadan isqayb qaybiyee kala qaloonaaya Ee diintu waa shay qudhee qolaba meel aadday Darbi-jiifkan qaaqaawanee qudhunka nuugaaya Qadafkiyo kufsiga qaali dumar qaladka loo geysan Ciidammadan midh aan qabaninnee laamiyada qaada Mar hadday ku qayb qaybiyaan way ku qalayaane   Shisheeyahakan qayraadka iyo cunaya quudkeenna Qalbigay xanuusada sidaan qaafilkaw nahaye Qilaafiyo dhibaatiyo haddii qaxarku joogtoobay In wax laga qabtaa dawladnimo loo qotomiyaaye Balse nimanki aan qaybinnee qaranka loo dhiibay   Qarbigiyo Imaaraadka bay daba qableeyaane Qaar baw qabbaanoo intaa waw qulqulayaane Waa niman qadhaabdoon tagoo qiimahood dhacaye Nama qabato soomaaliyeey quudhsi iyo liide Qofnimada la iibsanahayee quudka laga doortay Qayrkaa inaad tuugsatood qamandhacoon weydo Allyeylehe wax ‘qaaq’ laga dhihiyo waa quduro weyne Qabkii iyo hankii baa dhintoo qiiradii maleh Sida adhi qabaal loo dhigoo jeel …

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Somali Women on the Web & Cyberbullying
Social media has given Somali women the space to be free, the opportunity to connect with their fellow sisters, as well as a platform to showcase their talents and growth from both personal and professional settings. Unfortunately, though, alongside this freedom and newfound liberation, there comes a heavy price where women are subjected to higher…
COVID-19 Is Confirmed In Puntland. How Are Families Coping?
Cross-posted from https://sahrakoshin.wordpress.com/ * This blogpost is part of ongoing research work on COVID-19 in Somalia. It is Part 1 of a series of blogposts the blogger intends to post here, and elsewhere, on a regular basis with the hashtags #COVID19Somalia #DHUM @Diaspora_Hum. ——————- PART 1: APRIL 20th On March 16th 2020, Federal Government authorities…
If I were the President of Somalia, I’d do the following for peace.
Learning from the nearly 30 years of war, civil unrest and bloodshed, I’d help build communities based on honesty, respect and compassion for one another. I would appoint a Minister for Peace. I would teach my people that conflict is necessary in life. It doesn’t always have to be negative and disastrous. We have to…
I Am A Somali Woman
I am the sister of the martyr. I am the aunt of the potato seller at the local market. I am the daughter of the local sheikh. I am the injured of the revolution. The protester. The jailed. The detained. I am the tortured. The exiled. The kidnapped. The raped. I am the veiled. The…
Gender Analysis of Somalia
This gender analysis study of Somalia was conducted by Sahra Ahmed Koshin between October and November 2016 with the aim of providing a foundation for the implementation in Somalia and Somaliland of the EU “Gender Action Plan Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Transforming the Lives of Girls and Women through EU External Relations 2016-2020 (GAP…
Before Sunrise – a poem about FGM
Before sunrise – a poem about FGM. In honor of the late 10-year old #Deeka who bled to death as a result of undergoing FGM and to all the other girls who also lost heir lives to FGM as well as to all FGM survivors. #IHaveSpoken #EndFGM #StopCuttingGirls #DayOfTheGirlChild #LeaveMeWhole ———————————————————————————————————– I heard the screams.…
Somali Politics and Gendered Culture: Finding Simplicity in Complexity
By Farhia Ali Abdi, Co-Founder of the Somali Women’s Circle Network. At the end of 2016, Somalia will select a new government. The current governing body will be replaced by a new administration chosen by 275 parliamentarians, which will be selected by 135 clan elderly. Among those to be vetted and included in the result…
Women’s Political Participation in Puntland – Prospects for Progress
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This research study was conducted by the Somali Institute for Development and Research Analysis (SIDRA) in partnership with UNDP Somalia. SIDRA Institute is a knowledge-policy interface established to fill the strategic gaps of shaping and dialoguing a wide range of policy agendas and in generating and communicating relevant research findings to policy actors…
The benefits of coming home: My journey of fulfillment and growth in Puntland
Originally posted on Sahra Ahmed Koshin on returning home, finding peace & bliss.: Part A: Letting the heart speak In January of 2011 I moved to live and work in Puntland as an EU consultant to contribute to efforts in the education sector. Prior to that deployment I’d worked in The Hague, the cultural capital of…
It took a Somali man to understand the sanitary wear needs of Somali girls and women
Earlier this year The Gender Unit of the Puntland Ministry of Education distributed 1000s of both re-usable and disposable sanitary kits to 1000s of female students in dozens of target schools in all the regions of Puntland. The Gender Unit conducts this rigorous activity several times a year, every year and has been doing so since…
Sahra Ahmed Koshin – finding peace & bliss
Nauja Kleist: Studying Somali Diaspora Humanitarianism – Some Methodological Considerations

Originally posted on EASA Anthropology of Humanitarianism Network: Studying Somali diaspora humanitarianism: Some methodological considerations Nauja Kleist, Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies, nkl@diis.dk Diaspora groups are amongst the… Read more

A Year After the Floods In Qardho: What Has Been The Response And How Is The Community Coping?

This blog post is a part of a series of posts the author occasionally writes about the humanitarian situation in Somalia focusing on Somali #diaspora #humanitarianism, #complexcrises, #gender issues in… Read more

Somali Women on the Web and Cyberbullying

Social media has given Somali women the space to be free, the opportunity to connect with their fellow sisters, as well as a platform to organize themselves to affect change.… Read more

Here, There and Everywhere: Covid-19 Travel Ban Effects on the Somali Diaspora

This blog post is part of ongoing research on COVID-19 in Somalia. It is the 4th post of a series of blog posts written by the blogger with the hashtags… Read more

COVID-19 Is Confirmed In Puntland. How Are Families Coping?

* This blogpost is part of ongoing research work on COVID-19 in Somalia. It is Part 1 of a series of blogposts the blogger intends to post here, and elsewhere,… Read more

Gender issues in Somalia
Somali Women on the Web & Cyberbullying

Social media has given Somali women the space to be free, the opportunity to connect with their fellow sisters, as well as a platform to showcase their talents and growth… Read more

COVID-19 Is Confirmed In Puntland. How Are Families Coping?

Cross-posted from https://sahrakoshin.wordpress.com/ * This blogpost is part of ongoing research work on COVID-19 in Somalia. It is Part 1 of a series of blogposts the blogger intends to post… Read more

If I were the President of Somalia, I’d do the following for peace.

Learning from the nearly 30 years of war, civil unrest and bloodshed, I’d help build communities based on honesty, respect and compassion for one another. I would appoint a Minister… Read more

I Am A Somali Woman

I am the sister of the martyr. I am the aunt of the potato seller at the local market. I am the daughter of the local sheikh. I am the… Read more

Gender Analysis of Somalia

This gender analysis study of Somalia was conducted by Sahra Ahmed Koshin between October and November 2016 with the aim of providing a foundation for the implementation in Somalia and… Read more

Puntland Women Writers Association
November is Somali Women Writers Month

More and more Somali women are putting their life stories, experiences,… Read more

Allah  waxa uu iga beeray laba waalid oo aad ii jecel,… Read more

Waxa ay joogtaa maagalada Muqdisho waxay diyaarisay political science. Waxay qortay… Read more

MAANSO ( Dumar  waa Hadhmacaan ) Dumar waa hibadeena oo Hanti weeye adduunyoo Eebbe noo hadiyeeyayoo Huri mayno wanaagiyoo Halkay noogu jiraane… Read more

MAANSO ( Qaran-Doon) Maansada qabiir baan ku ahay qaabka loo dhigo’e Indhaweydse kumaanan qorin qubaneheediiye Waayadan qarracan baan ahaa qulub daraaddiiye Qalfooftayda uumbaad arkiye qaayib baan ahaye Qiiray dadkaygow ilmadu iiga… Read more

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