Somalia: Women must be included in the reconstruction process

8.7.2018- Somalia Post conflict, women must participate in the reconstruction process.

Somali women MPs in the parliament

03.09.2018 – Somalian women MPs call for inclusion in post conflict reconstruction process in the Horn of Africa nation.

During the World Humanitarian Day celebrations held in Baidoa the capital of South-Western state, Somali women called on the federal and regional governments to include them in the drafting of the new constitution as well as put in place measures to encourage more women into political leadership.

Deqa Yasin, Minister of Women and Human Rights Development, promised to work with all stakeholders including the civil society to ensure that the upcoming constitution making process is inclusive and takes care of the interest of women and girls in Somalia.

In a statement reportedly from the UN Women Africa, the women suffer the highest consequences during armed violence and conflict.

“Un urgent need looms to address the specific needs of women and girls and involve them as equal partners in humanitarian response and post conflict construction. This will help address humanitarian and protection needs of displaced women and girls, including violence against women and girls,” said the UN agency.

Addressing the celebration, UN Woman’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka appreciated the role played by humanitarian actors in protecting people in crisis majority of whom are women and children.

Mlambo-Ngcuka called on humanitarian actors to ensure that that women and girls are not left vulnerable and insecure in conflict and post conflict situations.

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