Somaliland Y-PEER uses behavior change and communications methods to prevent GBV in Somaliland. Like other projects, Y-PEER uses both social and mass media to address issues related to GBV including FGM and rape.
Somaliland Y-PEER conducts FGM advocacy meetings in the IDP camps and universities of Somaliland. So far, more than 3000 women living in the IDP camps and university students participated. These meetings emphasize that women stop the practice from their daughters and influence their peers and other women in the area. Y-PEER encourages students to influence their parents to prevent FGM from their young sisters and to contribute to the Zero Tolerance Policy of FGM in Somaliland. Different techniques are used in these meetings Including speeches, role plays, guest lecturers and distribution brochures and a magazine. Religious leaders and doctors took crucial role in these meetings as they are highly trusted sources of information and facts sharing among the community. Most the university students we reach out are now connected to the Y-PEER Facebook page and promoting FGM eradication.
As part of the campaign against FGM, Somaliland Y-PEER also created anti-FGM clubs in many of the IDP camps, high schools and universities in Somaliland.
Minster of MOLSA and Minster of MOYS & C joined Y-PEER Somaliland to advocate against FGM