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Hirshabelle local government holds consultation on quota for women’s representation in district councils

The Hirshabelle Ministry of Interior and Local Government has committed to implementing a thirty percent quota for women’s representation amongst the delegates who elect district councils in the…  


Vice President of Hirshabelle launches joint UN and Government project to address displacement

The Vice President of Hirshabelle, Ali Abdullahi Hussein (Ali Guudlaawe), has launched a joint Government and UN project, called Midnimo II, which will work to support livelihoods and access to…  


How women are becoming more visible as peace-builders in Somalia

Women’s role as peace builders has tended to be less visible and receive less exposure than their male counterparts in Somalia; this may be because women in the past have taken part in informal and…  


Minister Deqa Yasin Presents Women's Charter at 63rd Commission on the Status of Women event in New York

At the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York on Friday, Somalia’s Federal Minister of Women and Human Rights Development, H.E. Deqa Yasin, presented a Women’s Charter for Somalia,…  


International Women’s Day 2019 and 63rd CSW: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change

UNDP Somalia is joining the global call to “Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change,” to achieve gender equality and women’s rights. In this, we are joining Somali women and men who are…  


Women’s Charter for Somalia issued at three day Somali Women’s Convention

A landmark Women’s Charter for Somalia has been issued by delegates at a three-day Somali Women’s Convention, which took place in Mogadishu this week. The Convention was led by the Ministry of Women…  


Civil society groups hold landmark series of events to call for protection of human rights in Somalia

Civil society groups marked the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this month with seven parallel individual events in the Somali capital, highlighting the need to protect…  


Woman leaders in Puntland take leadership and advocacy training

Women leaders from nine regions in Puntland have been trained in political campaigning and gender equality advocacy this month, by the Puntland Ministry of Women’s Development and Family Affairs. The…  


Where there’s a will, there’s an app - 26 smart ideas from young Somalis to improve life in Mogadishu

In 2018, UNDP and Microsoft called on young Somalis to develop smart ideas to find technical solutions to the many development challenges the residents of Mogadishu are currently facing. 26 candidates…  


Federal Government restates commitment to one-person-one vote elections in 2020; calls on international community to continue to support inclusive political processes

At a meeting this week in Mogadishu, the Federal Government and officials from the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC) have reiterated their commitment to holding one-person-one-vote…  

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