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Remarks by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women at the United Nations Security Council meeting on Somalia on 13 September
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Remarks delivered by Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, to prominent women in politics, business and civil society in Mogadishu, Somalia, at an event hosted by the Benadir Chapter of the National Coordination Platform on Women, Peace and Security  
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UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka hailed the political empowerment of women in Somalia's South West State during her visit to the country.
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Dr. Priscilla Joseph, founder and Chair of the South Sudan Women’s Peace Network, came to the African Union Gender Pre-Summit from 19-20 January with pressing questions about how to ensure women can be more involved in the peace process in her country, and across the continent.
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Turning dry lands into fertile fields, a livelihood project is helping Somali women refugees in Kenya make a living and prevent sexual and gender-based violence.
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A project to train community leaders to heal conflict-related trauma in Mogadishu, Somalia, is helping women and girls move beyond their violent experiences.
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The most severe drought in decades is threatening the lives of more than 12 million people in the Horn of Africa, with the people of Somalia facing the greatest risks resulting from armed conflict and lack of sustainable security and governance. This confluence of famine and conflict is particularly devastating for women and children.
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The heads of three United Nations agencies today expressed deep concern about the living conditions of more than 314,000 Somali refugees during a visit to three camps in Dadaab in northeastern Kenya. More refugees are arriving daily, crowding more people into one of the largest refugee concentrations in the world.