Bareedo Platform Somalia is a non-governmental and non-profit youth-led organization founded in 2015 in Somalia and dedicated to promoting democratic values and institutions, participatory and inclusive society, open government and digital rights. Bareedo concentrates on strengthening of participation, influence and representation of young people in decision-making to exercise their role as responsible citizens in Somalia.

what we do

Digital Rights

We defend and promote digital rights by building citizens' digital literacy and digital security skills, responding to emerging digital threats and monitoring of violations such as Internet disruptions, illegal surveillance, arrest of bloggers and the passage of hurtful legislation. Call The Digital Help Desk Recent Updates ...
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Open Government

We advocate and promote open government principles to increase public access to information through the use of modern, open technologies and that public needs are reflected in decisions in order to achieve different policy outcomes within the framework of the 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. Our Current Programs ...
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Democracy

We promote inclusive, transparent and accountable public institutions that contribute directly to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 16. Promotion of broad participation of people in politics, in particular focus to engagement of youth, women, minorities and persons with disabilities. Our Programs ...
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Puntland Parliament’s move toward implementing access to information initiative first time in Somalia

In the occasion of commemoration of International Day for Universal Access to Information, Bareedo Platform commends the Puntland Parliament's positive move toward adopting and practicing openness of information to the public, the first move ever in Somalia. Puntland parliament is one the three legal structures of Puntland government founded in ...
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Keeping Social Media Open During National Exams In Somalia Campaign is successful

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Federal Government of Somalia concluded the national secondary exams for the school year of 2020-2021 without shutting down social media platforms to prevent exam cheating. This is a remarkable change after in response of exam papers leaked on social media platforms in ...
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Government’s Forceful Dispersal Of Peaceful Parents Gathering In Mogadishu Is Unfortunate

It is unfortunate the use of excessive force and forcefully dispersing peaceful gathering organized by distressed parents on May 16, 2021 at Daljir Dahsoon in Mogadishu Somalia, demanding the government on whereabouts of their young men who were sent to Eritrea for military training. Parents and relatives have been continuously ...
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Mobile Money Scams Take A Toll In Somalia During COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

Somali people who are already struggling with the health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, are also distressed by another pandemic of mobile money scams, making the country's largest financial service distrustful. Mobile money is the primary access point to financial services in Somalia with transactions worth about $2.7 ...
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Low Uptake Of COVID-19 Vaccine As Somalia Is Now Experiencing A Deadlier New Wave Of The Epidemic

As of April 11, 2021, Somalia has recorded 12,406 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 618 deaths, since March 2020. People aged 60 years and older account for more than 80 per cent of the total deaths. 300,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Somalia in March 16, 2021; 195,000 doses were ...
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Why Parents In Somalia Are Worried About Their Teenage Children’s Extended Use Of Internet?

The use of internet and technology experienced an exponential growth in Somalia, with more than 2 million Internet users and the cheapest Internet in Africa. Young people who make up over 75 percent of Somali population use the Internet more than ever before and some begin to accessing the Internet ...
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