United Nation Population Fund has condemned the heinous act which a 9-year-old was raped on May 29th 2018 in the central Somali town of Bulo-Burde, some 425km west of Mogadishu, UNFPA Representative for Somalia, Mr. Anders Thomsen has said.
“We are deeply shocked by the hideous act where a nine-year-old girl was gang-raped on 29 May in the central Somali town of Bulo-Burde, some 425 km west of Mogadishu.”
”UNFPA stands with the family of the girl and calls for a speedy investigation into this grave crime.
We strongly condemn the gruesome act and reaffirm our commitment to stand with both the
Government and people of Somalia to ensure that sexual and gender-based violence is eliminated
and that girls and women experience their fundamental dignity, human rights and equality and are
able to lead a life free from fear and violence in both humanitarian and non-humanitarian situations.
Mr. Anders Thomsen said, Let us work together to ensure the availability of adequate protection measures for girls and women in Somalia.
Recently there has been a rise in rape cases in Somalia. Three were sentenced to death in Puntland after found guilty gang-raping and murder of 12 years old girl in Galkayo.