Despite, Somalia community is a member of the United Nations (UN) since in 1960 and her people continuing to obtain peace and reconciliation while after prolonged policy ambient civil war due to UN leadership ignorance towards humanity meaning and their lack of adequate understanding regarding the member states territories sovereignty alongside the existence of the Universal Declaration of Human rights in which was celebrated on Sunday December 10, 2017 in across the world specially Somalia by the United Religions Initiative Somalia Cooperation Circle (URISCC) in cooperation with URI Horn of Africa regional office by means of annual remembrance.
As democracy and transparent is a mutual manuscript among UN member states, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights remains as relevant today as it was on the day in 1948 that it was proclaimed and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. At the same time, there are nations who are suffering from inhumanity, injustice and prolonged discrimination as result of religiously motivated violence and race being performed by the developed UN member states.
The reason is that within the UN system, there is no equal participation and conventions putting into practice rights among the member states as Somalis experienced when a prolonged civil war has erupted since in 1990 by which causes massive community misunderstanding towards the difference among theology and manmade conventional rights charter rather than the holy Koran adage. It was on January 11, 1975, when late Somali President, H. E. Siyaad Barre, announced a decree for women (Xeerka Qoyska), giving Somali women equal inheritance right.
As it happened, the new decree, which had a clause safeguarding women’s inheritance right, met a strong opposition at its early stage. Many men denounced the new law on religious grounds. Encouraged by some religious men, many young men organized protests on Friday sermons. In these sermons, they criticized the new law; and regard the observance of equal inheritance right as a step toward atheism. These religious men, lay or sheikh, attacked the new law and assaulted the morality and the goals of the Revolution, assailing in particular the President for ignoring his faith and denying the Islamic values of woman, family, and motherhood. They said justice and equality is one of the pillars of Islam and it helps eliminating all forms of inequality. They spoke about the importance of family in Muslim society.
There is also injustice over the refugee’s related manifesto including Somalis society whereas article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights conserved in which by its two paragraphs is indicating that; (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State. (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
In a Postscript manner, the ordinary societies worldwide specialy the developing nations including Somalis are not much trained and aware of whatsoever protection may recompense according to recent URI Somalia Cooperation Circle (URISCC) monitoring and evaluation research.
Whereas it is essential, the URI Somalia Cooperation Circle (URISCC) in cooperation with the regional office of the URI horn of Africa organized a half day event by means of discussing how Somalia Civil Society can work together to update and inform the entire society through accurate practice informatively and educatively by observing their goodwill on the coming future whereas also tremendously did a formal prayer for the people died the truck attach in Mogadishu on October 14, 2017.
Nearby 15 URI cooperation circles come together and discussed how they can help their society and improve the community integration from domestic to international level through accurate social works, dialogues and networking. There is also a two guest institutions from the civil society group and the reason was invited is to share ideas and creating good cooperation including the Somalia Human Rights Defenders Network (SOHRIDEN) and the host center in which is the Somalia South-Central Non-state Actors (SOSCENSA).
It was widely highlighted the current human rights status in the country and the best way in which Somalia civil society can remain their independency frame. The actual point was agreed together is to create a special online database of the URI Somalia Cooperation Circle (URISCC) by means of sharing and dissemination of the cc members activities news, projects and the public events at large.
However, the participants made a formal prayer following the massive bomb explosion in Mogadishu on 14 October, as of 17 October, more than 310 people have been confirmed dead, over 335 people injured with nearly 200 people missing.
The URI Somalia CC members thanked also Mrs. Maria Crespo who is the director of URI Global CC Support as she was expressed her comments for the massive bomb explosion and said “It is with deep sadness and the concerns of the whole URI Community around the world that I come to you after the terrible news coming from Mogadishu this weekend, in this scenario the work you are doing becomes more meaningful but also even more challenging but Know you are in our prayers and thoughts”.
Both Africa and Horn of Africa leaders of URI H. E. ambassador Mussei Hailu and H. E. Mohamoud Sougueh made also their remarks and agree Mrs. Maria Crespo condolence dispatch.
For more information and interview you can be reached Mr. Daud Abdi Daud of URI country coordinator of Somalia on +252616349997 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org