Event Date and time: Thursday 02 February 2017 | 18:30 – 20:00

Venue details: UCL Archaeology, G6 Lecture Theatre | 31-34 Gordon Square London WC 1H

Organisers: Somaliland Mission to the UK

Event website: Women’s political participation in Somaliland

Event cost: Free

Women in Somaliland are vocal and active members of all sectors, but struggle to achieve significant breakthroughs in the political arena.This session will consider the reasons for that apparent glass ceiling in Somaliland, and the ways in which the situation might change in the future. The session will also touch on some of the pertinent issues that face women and girls in the country, such as education, gender-based violence, the women’s quota and women in prison as well as how elders might be engaged in transforming harmful traditional practices against women.

Nafisa Yusuf Mohamed, Executive Director, NAGAAD
Hodan Hassan Elmi, Head of Governance, Advocacy and Communication at CARE International in Somalia/Somaliland
Dr Michael Walls, UCL- ESRC-funded research ‘Political Settlement in Somaliland: A gendered perspective
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