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Women Action for Advocacy and Progress Organization (WAAPO) is a non-government, non-political and non-profit organization. It was registered under the office of the attorney general of the Republic of Somaliland in 1997.

The organisation strives for the empowerment of the Somaliland women, youth and children through advocacy, attitude building programme, creation of sources of income for women’s projects, research, study, lobbying methods for women’s participation of policy, exchange of ideas and experience and approaches of networking among all women rallies in Somaliland. Read More…


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Women empowering in term of economic, education, women security and political participation has been one of the primary activities of WAAPO Read More… A large number of religious leaders and clan elders have collaborated with WAAPO to respond GBV eradication activities in the project area Read More… Female Genital Mutilation eradication through awareness-raising and media has proven to be very effective to reach to youth Read More…