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Voice of America 25 Mar 2020

Somali Women Find Opportunities, Risks Adapting to Drought

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After years of devastating droughts, many rural Somali families are migrating to urban centers, including in the breakaway territory of Somaliland. To survive, some women are going into business, challenging traditional gender roles that have long defined the workforce. Neha Wadekar visited the town of Burao with the charity Oxfam and has this report.


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