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Marginalized Communities Advocacy Network (MCAN)

Mogadishu, Somalia
Joined May 2022

Marginalized Communities Advocates Network (MCAN) is a Somali Community-based Non- Governmental Organizations (NGO) established in 2006 in Somalia to assist the venerable minority and marginalized.

Presence in: Somalia, Somaliland
Focus: Children's Rights, Community Organizing, Disability Rights, Education, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Gender-based violence

MCAN’s key areas of competency focuses on minority and marginalized communities’ right to peace, right to sustainable livelihood and development, right to protection and human rights, right to quality education, right to access to justice and right to political participation in all areas of Somalia in close collaboration and coordination with community members, national, international and UN organizations and Federal and State level government entities. The key thematic areas include, but not limited to:
• Promotion and protection of fundamental and constitutional human rights
• Eradication of marginalization culture by the existing powers in Somalia through participatory approach and dialogue
• Strengthening communities’ resilience to shocks, tolerance and Peace through civic education and advocacy for equal opportunities and participation by all segments of the communities
• Influencing education system of the country for establishing primary, intermediate and secondary levels scholarships opportunities for the minority/marginalized children who cannot afford to go to school
• Establishing Vocational Training centers for providing technical capacity building trainings to small-scaled minority/marginalized businesswomen in the IDPs, returnees, urban and rural centers.
• Camp coordination and mapping services
• Promoting good governance and improved public service delivery
• Engaging minority/marginalized youth for the state building, reconciliation and peace building efforts of the country.

People Associated With This Organization


Marginalized Communities Advocacy...
Joined May 2022
Interests: Community Organizing, Disability Rights, Education, Ethnic / Religious Minorities' Rights, Gender-based violence, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Peace-building & Transitional Justice
I am Ibrahim Hassan Mohamed Advocacy and talented provisional for the issues of Marginalized and Minority groups as while as women association support activist of human rights access to justice and prevention of gender based violence women inclusive in decision making process lobbying of legal aid expert.
I am executive director youth and women inclusion public decision making processes for Marginalized Minority Communities Advocacy Network that supports and fosters the need of social and political participation for excluded vulnerable communities especially women, Marginalized and Minority groups in Somalia..
The last 10 years I was working with youth and women issues and lobbying of vulnerable groups as I worked with international and national partners in connection with rising up youth, women and marginalized group’s voice to be heard, the specific areas our organization MCAN Partnered.
Are UNDP, UNSOM? EAJ,PACT UNHCR, EISA, and CIDA, IGAD US Embassy Mogadishu, MRGI, the areas I worked with these organizations are political participation for women youth, Minority marginalized groups, national consultation forums direct engagement with stakeholders to put women right in front line protection of society and capacity developments violence against women and girls..
In due to my hard work in advocating gender issues for the last five year I was awarded good leaders and gender inclusive appreciation to Cambridge University and MCAN.
For the current changes as looking role of women inclusion in public and decision making processes I had training 1250 youth & women strengthened their presence on constitutional rights as youth & women. I made all above advocacy and inclusion training that was conducted in Hirshabelle, Jubaland, Southwest states, Galmudug and Banadir.
IBRAHIM HASSAN MOHAMED is the network champion (main point of contact) for Marginalized Communities Advocacy Network (MCAN).

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