Greater efforts needed to curb sexual violence in Mogadishu

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Follow @{0}FEEDBACKEMAILPRINTEASY READSHARE NAIROBI/MOGADISHU, 25 February 2014 (IRIN) – Sexual and gender-based violence is a major issue in Somalia, especially for internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in south and central Somalia. A Mogadishu-based NGO working to protect women and children, Save Somali Women and Children (SSWC), has recorded more than 2,000 survivors of sexual violence in Mogadishu since it was set up in July 2012. People in IDP camps are most vulnerable because they do not have proper shelter or security, according to Fatima Ibrahim of SSWC. “Perpetrators can easily get access to IDP camps, and rape even in the presence of husbands and children,” she…

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