Somaliland Youth Community Association (SOYCA)  

Registered Address
Mohamoud Haybe district, Opposite Future institute , Hargeisa, SOMALILAND

Contact Details
name: Mohamed Abdirahman Yusuf
email: and and and
tel: +252634700447 and +252634402152

SOYCA is non profit, non partisan, non political organization. It was established in 2007 by group of youth intellectual members composed of young educators and intellectuals of mix gender with different age and background information in Hargeisa town. SOYCA is dedicated to mobilizing young woman and men, to actively take part in the democratization process of the country. SOYCA exists, and has programs in all of the six regions of Somaliland. SOYCA has strong human resources who have participated in the implementation of different projects working with youth and has strong collaboration with youth clubs and students in the universities. More Report Minutes Oct 11

SOYCA works for the empowerment of the women and youth and vulnerable group in the community through education, Human right awareness, Environmental protection Education of harmful practices and promotion of health standards.

Achievement of sustainable Justice human right and development in a peaceful environment for youth and women vulnerable people in the community.

Main Objectives
• To advocate women and child rights.Somaliland Youth Community Association (SOYCA)

• Empowerment of women and youth through women/youth rights education and providing basic gear for generating income.

• To create and organize institute co-operative capacity building programs for all women and youth that are living in the organization’s areas of intervention

• To demobilize constructively the youth former militias and help its respective communities from insecurity situation through the development and promotion of communities centre services and maintenance of cultural value and integration of socio-economic activities.

• To ensure the protection and care of PLWA and child neglect

• To institute and implement all international agreements such as these basic human rights, and national requirements for stable, secure and well governed administrative relating in all Somali territories.


• March on Somaliland national day 18 May 13 - (video) more photos available here

• Women and Youth empowerment through Education both formal and informal

• Capacity building on Women Rights Education Peace building, Human Rights protection addressing specifically training on: Conflict management resolution, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Somaliland Youth Community Association (SOYCA)Civic education, Introduction of Democracy and democratic principles, Prevention of violence against women, gender fairness

• Creation of income generating activities through Youth and Women Skill training

• Promoting the economic security of small-scale entrepreneurs

• Provision of safe child delivery through and the reactivation/construction of Mother and Child centers.

• Eradication of the negative social attitudes and traditional practices that is harmful to women such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) through awareness raising and training on the hazards of such practices.

• To empower the youth in Democracy, Human Rights education and Good Governance by organizing advocacy forums to disseminate information on youth and protection of human rights instruments

Photos from distribution of NFI materials for 272 families funded by Save the Children and implemented by SOYCA Youth Organization with co-operation from the Berbera Municipality

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Report from elections of Local Councils in Somaliland 28 November 2012: word pdf