Somali Ethnographic Research: Event observation, Hot-spots, structured interviews

HUSH-HUSH: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) thrives under-hand

Despite the sustained Anti-FGM campaigns by governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations, the practice thrives underground. Parents living in parts where the tradition is not practiced are sneaking their daughters back to the hotspots to perform the archaic operation. In most cases, this is orchestrated by the mothers, ironically, without the knowledge of the fathers, and sometimes both parents connive. Shalgade Research Consultancy is aware of cases that turned almost tragic due to the clandestine manner in which the operation was done and the rush against time that prompted travels when the wounds were still sore. We gathered sufficient information on undocumented prevalence and we are intending to probe into the mix of socio-cultural factors earning the vice a conducive habitat to thrive.

CASE STUDY: Cases of forced marriage

BOOMERANG: Return of the Diaspora

Recent decades have witnessed the return of the Diaspora community in their flocks. In Most cases, Diaspora has a prestigious connotation that goes with opulence, aspirations, capital flight from abroad, a thriving economy, lively parties and beautiful people. However, with this ceremonial influx came an immeasurable suffering for a segment of the society.

The Somali culture is largely humane with so much regard for the female members of the population, except for lighter structural gender prejudices that are fading out with age, but this Diaspora influx provided a suitable leeway for a minority group of sociopaths comprising of hard drug users, sex pests, paedophiles, human traffickers, extortionists, and other savage characters.

Shalgade Research Consultancy is intending to unearth how young girls of school-going age are forced into marriage with hard drug users with violent behavior, criminal offenders running away from authorities abroad, sex pests, paedophiles, elderly men with lifestyle diseases and other undesirable characters.

We will bring you illuminating insights into the result of the wealth inspired Diaspora marriages, the catastrophic impact on young girls and middle-aged single mothers, the escalating domestic violence, astounding divorce rates, psychological trauma, imported STDs, trickery-betrayal-extortion and countless other vices that unfold in deep society

FGD- Focused Group Discussion on FGM

HUSH-HUSH: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) thrives under-hand

Despite the sustained Anti-FGM campaigns by governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations, the practice thrives underground. Parents living in parts where the tradition is not practiced are sneaking their daughters back to the hotspots to perform the archaic operation. In most cases, this is orchestrated by the mothers, ironically, without the knowledge of the fathers, and sometimes both parents connive. Shalgade Research Consultancy is aware of cases that turned almost tragic due to the clandestine manner in which the operation was done and the rush against time that prompted travels when the wounds were still sore. We gathered sufficient information on undocumented prevalence and we are intending to probe into the mix of socio-cultural factors earning the vice a conducive habitat to thrive.