Somalia: Somali Women Demand More Representation in Politics

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Somalia: Somali Women Demand More Representation in Politics

Somali women leaders met in Mogadishu on Sunday (July 20th) to demand greater representation in national politics and clear constitutional provisions protecting their participation, Somalia's Hiiraan Online reported.

Chair of the Somali National Women's Association Batulo Sheikh Ahmed Gaballe and several of Somalia's women lawmakers attended the meeting.

The women criticised the federal government's failure to uphold the 30% quota for women's representation in the parliament enshrined in the Garowe II Principles, an agreement between Somali stakeholders reached under the former Transitional Federal Government.

We invite our users to read the full article published on July 22nd 2014.

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