Somali woman petitions for a greater role in the new government.
- Women in Somalia say they should be considered for the country’s leadership. (somaliswisstv.com)
- Global effort to rebuild Somalia excluding Shabaab-controlled areas (telegraph.co.uk)
- UN is an honest broker in Somalia peace process. (somaliswisstv.com)
- London conference – Talk point: we want to hear your views on the future of Somalia. (somaliswisstv.com)
- Somali families flee to capital, fearing fighting (foxnews.com)
- Somali Families Flee to Capital, Fearing Fighting (abcnews.go.com)
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.