Who We Are

Women in Media Initiative Somalia (WIMISOM) was founded on June 2017 to give voice, provide networking and capacity building opportunities for Somali women in media and to highlight the socio-economic challenges facing women, children and vulnerable groups.

We are a non-profit, non-governmental and non-political organization, which works to empower women in and through media. Using evidence based research and employing media and communication, we advocate for social change through promotion of human rights, safety and security of women journalists, gender equality, good governance, women political participation and elimination of gender based violence.

WIMISOM conducts its work through collaboration with government, media houses, women organizations, relevant CSOs and international partners. We implement our programs in professional manner that achieves sustainability in the results by employing useful tools.

WIMISOM’s main office is situated in Garowe, the administrative capital of Puntland State of Somalia.