About Us

WAAPO has been working in Somaliland since 1997 when its first office opened in Hargeisa, Somaliland. WAAPO strategically aims to improve the protective environment prevention and response for women and children. And it has been actively working in the field of Human right, Women and Gender, Child Protection, Youth empowerment, Livelihood development, Education, and Shelter service.

WAAPO performs prevention mitigation, and safe response projects areas around capacity development, response services, emergence support, family strengthening, shelter programs and building community protection capacity through empowerment, community based structure, strategic advocacy and government partnership.


Realizing the elimination of all forms of discrimination and abuse for women, youth and children and the development of gender equality for all opportunities and gender equity in every aspect of life.

Program Sectors WAAPO has the capacity to work:

Women right, Child protection, Shelter, Policy advocacy, livelihood, Education, Emergence response and Social mobilization.

Core Value:

  • Transparency
  • Accountability:
  • Human rights based approach
  • Innovation and creativity
  • And Integrity.


WAAPO is committed to employ social transformation and empower communities’ in all aspect of their lives, through advocacy, preventive and response actions to end all forms of (VAWG) and Child abuse. And to support basic needs for women, children and youth to reach their full potential.

Key Partners:

UNICEF, Action aid Somaliland, DRC, Health Poverty Action, SIHA, CCBRS, UNHCR, NAFIS, KNH, UNFPA, Comic relief, Big lottery Fund, EC, And government line Ministers: -­‐ “MESAF, NDRA, MOJ, MORA, MOP.

Coordination and Networks:

WAAPO is member of GBVWG, CPWG, GBVIMSWG, FGMTF, GBV Coalition, Protection Cluster, Shelter Cluster, SIHA, NAGAAD, and NAFIS.

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