SOMALI WOMEN POLITICAL POSITIONS SEEM TO BE INEQUAL TO THE MEN ACCORDING TO THE PRSENT FLUCTUATING SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY !!
To make somali women politicians and experts more visible. We want to shine a light on women diaspora contributions to the political process and communicate the need for women to be more active. We want to inform the Somali government and the interna
To make somali women politicians and experts more visible. We want to shine a light on women diaspora contributions to the political process and communicate the need for women to be more active. We want to inform the Somali government and the international community, that, we are here to work with them to achieve (one person one vote). The public face of politics is still overwhelmingly male. We need to stop accepting all-male panels and programmes and have the confidence to challenge these.The sight and sound of men shouting at each other exemplifies politics for many women.
It should be relatively straightforward to make it unacceptable to have women’s voices go unrepresented in political debates, and it’s about time it happened. These initiatives are a positive step towards the realisation of women’s participation in decision- making and leadership. However, a number of challenges may hinder the realisation of this agenda. For example, although, there is a general notion that the community is aware of the role of women in nation building, they have yet to fully agree to the idea that women can participate in positions of key decision-making and leadership, especially political leadership. In order to inform inclusion agenda, Somali commissioned a qualitative study to gather the public’s perception towards the inclusion of women in decision-making and leadership. Somali women are increasingly educated and ready to participate in the reconstruction of the country.If women are to play a central role in Somali politics, they will have to forge the path themselves. Indeed, the president’s electoral president’s electoral campaign platform made no mention of women’s issues. According to International organizations, the Gender Inequality Index for Somalia remains 0.776, placing Somalia at the fourth highest position globally. Somalia women continue to face extremely high maternal mortality, rape, female genital mutilation, child marriage rates, and violence against women and girls.Others are: Inequalities between women and men in sharing of power and decision making at all levels and in dealing with all kinds of conflicts and insecurities and threats on women.
By: Qatro shire mahamed newly Southern Media reporter