Somali's First Female Prosecutor

29 Aug 2012

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Aswan Mohamoud Jibril leads by example for women in Somaliland. At 26, she is one of the region’s first female prosecutors.

Born and raised in Borama, which lies on the Ethiopian border, she has become a pioneer for women’s equality in a region where just 36 percent of women are literate (UNICEF Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2006). Aswan’s determination to fulfill her dream of becoming a lawyer led her first to apply for a scholarship to study law supported by UNDP. 


  • Sponsored by UNDP scholarship programme for women
  • meet Aswan Mohamoud Jibril
  • Somali's First Female Prosecutor

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