U.S. Mission Announces Grant Opportunity in Honor of Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day (March 8, 2019) and Women’s History Month in the United States (March 2019), U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Donald Y. Yamamoto met with a distinguished group of women Somali journalists and announced a small grant opportunity to advance the position of women in journalism. 

Journalists in Somalia have some of the most unique experiences and perspectives in the world.  And despite the additional challenges that women journalists in Somalia overcome on a daily basis, they nonetheless work every day to contribute to the development and advancement of their country and communities.  The United States is proud to support women who inform the public of important investigative, political, and economic reporting that is inclusive of viewpoints from many segments of society.

As part of this commitment, during his March 9, 2019 roundtable for women journalists in honor of Women’s Day, U.S. Ambassador Donald Y. Yamamoto announced a small grant opportunity of up to $5,000 for women-led organizations working on issues related to women in journalism.  Proposals are due on March 28, 2019 and must strictly follow the instructions found on our website under the Sections and Offices (Public Affairs Section) “Annual Program Statement” at:   https://so.usembassy.gov/embassy/mogadishu/sections-offices/.


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Public Affairs Officer

United States Mission to Somalia



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