Happy Women's Day!

March 8th, 2014
They contain half of the population in the world, but in many places they still need to fight for their rights: women! Every year on March 8, therefore, the world stands still to recognize the important role women play. As Somalia is one of these countries where women empowerment is one of the top priorities, HIRDA joins the celebration of international wome…

New look annual report!

February 20th, 2014
We have revamped our 2012 progress report, it has a new look, with amazing pictures from Somalia. Read about our projects here!

Current Situation of FGM in Somalia

February 6th, 2014
FGM happens not only far away from the Netherlands. Girls living here, but whose families originate from the countries where this practice is a tradition, run the risk of being circumcised. Nur Albayrak of the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice, therefore, takes the opportunity to present the updated official Declaration against FGM at the conference. ‘T…

The Hague wins AFT 2013

January 17th, 2014
The Somali Diaspora football team from The Hague wins the Amsterdam Futsal Tournament 2013 (AFT). After a sensational match against Den Bosch, which was a tie until the very last minute, The Hague scored in the final moments one last goal and won the finals with 6-5. HIRDA is very pleased with the great turnout at the 9th edition of the AFT, and happy to hav…
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