Somali women poets: speaking up and speaking out

Hawa Jama Abdi, Somali poet and one of the judges for the 2021 Hoygamaansada Somali Poetry Awards run by UNDP’s Home of Somali Poetry initiative.
Ismahaan Araweelo performs her poem “Somalis are a single tribe”.
Hawa Jama Abdi regularly uses her poetry to call for better leadership and rights for disabled people in Somalia, reaching a wide audience on social media.
Raxma Huseen Huriye is this year’s Home of Somali Poetry Woman Poet of the Year, an annual award presented as part of UNDP’s Home of Somali Poetry initiative.

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.