Puntland Ministry for Women vows to seek justice for rape victims

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Women Affairs Ministry of Somalia’s Northern regional State, Puntland has vowed to seek justice for the victims raped by five men early last month in Galdogob town.

Anisa Abdikadir Mumin, Puntland Minister for Women Affairs who visited the victims at Galkaayo Hospital said that medical evidence will support charges of sexual violence, signaling hope that the two raped could finally get justice.

“We want justice for the girls so that this never happens again. We call upon the traditional elders to take part attempts to prosecute the attackers,” said Mumin.

Mumin said Puntland government will never accept criminals to terrorize citizens with apparent impunity.

“My ministry as well as the government will put more efforts to bring those perpetrators to the justice. We don’t want to accept injustice,” said the minister.

The move comes barely a week after authorities in Galdogob town arrested five men accused of raping two girls.

A campaign aims to get those responsible brought to book was launched.

The Campaigners have also set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help the girl and her family who have had to flee their home “for fear of being ostracized”.

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