Somali women want a say in government

Originally posted on haleybehre:

The article below is written by Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar from the Inter Press Service. It talks about how Somali women want a larger role in the country’s leadership. Women make up a large portion of Somalia, but have little pull in government. However, Somalia is at a crossroads: its transitional government is set to end in August, and its new parliament will take over. This is the perfect time for the country to include women in government. It has unanimously decided to allow thirty percent of Parliament to be women. But that is not enough. Women should have an equal say; parliamentary numbers should not be dictated by a percent. There should be as many women allowed as elected into office.

 

Somali Women Say ‘consider Us For The Country’S Leadership’

  • by Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar (mogadishu)
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012
  • Inter Press Service

As Somalia’s transitional government and various stakeholders…

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About Ayanna Nahmias

Ayanna Nahmias was interviewed on Radio Netherlands Worldwide program titled 'The State We’re In,' about her life in Africa and her determination to transcend her past. She started the Nahmias Cipher Report to provide information to readers about life in emerging economies, and to provide alternative insight into the challenges faced by women and children living in these countries. The blog features stories from around the world to inspire other people to persevere and triumph in the face of great adversity. She blogs about current events in emerging economies, international politics, human rights abuses, women’s rights and child advocacy.

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One Comment on “Somali women want a say in government”

  1. milenanik3 Says:

    Reblogged this on Milenanik3's Blog and commented:
    Somalian woman petition

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