Somali Women’s Political Participation and Leadership: Evidence and Opportunities

On 7 November 2017, the Rift Valley Institute, Social Development Direct (SDD), Forcier Consulting, University College London (UCL) and Nagaad Network hosted a panel to discuss the challenges and opportunities for women’s political participation and leadership in Somaliland in collaboration with the Presidential Election Observation Mission (EOM).

The panel explored key findings from the SDD and UCL studies, which examine the enablers and constraints for Somali women’s political participation and leadership, and the gendered dimensions of Somaliland’s political settlement.