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Somali Women Take On South Africa’s Property Market

Somali Women Take On South Africa’s Property Market

Some women are challenging traditions and navigating male-dominated property market in hope that, one day, they will have security that comes with owning a place of their own In the hallway of a large, brick-faced apartment block in Johannesburg, Halima Jawahir greets her tenants, a group of six Somali women drying their henna-painted hands in […]

‘We are demanding change’: the Somali woman taking on international NGOs

‘We are demanding change’: the Somali woman taking on international NGOs

  In a Geneva conference hall last October, at the last global consultation meeting of the current humanitarian reform process, the great and the good of the humanitarian world mingled and chatted over coffee and croissants. The mood was collegiate and cosy – until a bespectacled Somali woman, in hijab and flowing robes, took to […]