Somali PM to reserve nearly one-in-three parliamentary seats for women

Somalis are cautiously celebrating a pledge from the country’s prime minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble, that nearly one third of parliamentary seats will be set aside for women lawmakers, as soon as next month. “Somalia Prime Minster his Excellency @MohamedHRoble assured that the Federal Government of #Somalia is committed to ensuring a 30% quota for women in both houses of Somali parliament for the upcoming elections …,” government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu said on Twitter on Sunday. Although the move by the government was welcomed, some women’s rights groups have voiced concern that…

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