[16DaysAgainstGBV] Virtual Roundtable - Working together to Advance Gender Equality and Address GBV in Somalia


World Bank Somalia Country Team and the Somalia Women Empowerment Platform and World Bank Somalia cordially invite you to a high-level discussion on working together to Advance Gender Equality and Address Gender-based violence (GBV) in Somalia. Gender-based violence (GBV) presents a critical barrier to Somalia’s development and economic growth, and to  the health and well-being of its population. GBV is widespread across Somalia, with displaced women and girls among the most vulnerable to varying forms of violence. Harmful practices persist with 99 percent of women having undergone some form of female genital mutilation (FGM), while 36 percent of women is married by the time, they turn 18. The 2022 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for GBV Area of Responsibility (AoR) estimates that 2.3 million people require GBV response services across the country (UNFPA,2022).  Recurrent and complex humanitarian crises exacerbate already high rates of GBV. Between January to May 2022, inci

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