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“INNE” in Østfold – integration network for Somali women

V-consult organisation, with financial support from the Gjensidige Foundation, is in the process of establishing a network for Somali women in the county of Østfold. A cheque of over 1 million Norwegian Crowns, was handed over to a surprised Safia Abdia Haase. She had been asked to come to the government offices in Østfold for …

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Weekend gatherings

V-consult arranged the first of five weekend gatherings to build an integration network of Somali women in Norway. Safia Abdi Haase was program coordinator and did a fantastic job. 46 Somali women, together with their 81 children spent the weekend discussing issues such as: – negative social control,  – parenthood,  – how to mix positive …

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Women’s health project in Mogadishu

The Mother and Child Educational Care Project – being run by Mogadishu University – is supported by Grand Challenges Canada, which is funded by the Government of Canada.” V-consult is a collaborating partner. Recently, 400 university students attended a workshop on women’s rights and preventing FGM (female genital mutilation). Also, school visits have been carried …

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Collaborative agreement signed between V-consult and Mogadishu University.

As part of ongoing collaboration, a formal agreement was signed yesterday in Mogadishu. Due to security concerns we were not allowed outside the hotel. But with the Somali and Mogadishu University flags on the table we had a nice signing ceremony. Our women’s health project against female genital mutilation is rolling out at speed. The …

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NNO finance and risk management seminar in Nairobi

The Norwegian Nurses Organisation (NNO) has just completed a successful finance and risk management seminar in Nairobi with its development partners. NNO, with financial support from Norad, assists several national nurses organisations in Southern and Southeastern Africa. The main goal for each partner is the same: strong, bold and sustainable nurses’ organisations that can speak …

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PRIME MINISTER CALLS FOR INTEGRATION, Violence against Women AND FGM

On Wednesday March 1st Safia and Michael from V-consult were invited to meet with the Norwegian Prime Minsiter Erna Solberg. The topic to be discussed was integration, gender-based violence and female genital mutilation. The Prime minister welcomed us in heer office close to the Aker Fortress. It was a heartfelt greeting between Safia and the …

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Women in the forefront:

V-consult participated on 9 June 2017 in a large women’s conference held at  ”Latter Theatre”  on the Aker Brygge, Oslo. 500 participants, among them high profile Norwegian celebrities such as Anne Lindmo (Master of ceremonies), author Jo Nesbø and Vendela Kirsebom. Safia Abdi Haase held a passionate and personal talk about similarities between Norwegian and Somali cultures. …

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AFRICAN NURSES – A MULTITUDE OF CHALLENGES

The Norwegian Nurses Organization (NNO) has for several decades supported African nurses in developing a professional nursing service with better working conditions and salaries. A recent newspaper article in South Africa (Cape Times 18.03.2016) describes how nurses are being abused and threatened. This has led to demonstrations as the nurses take to the streets with …

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