In the last couple of years-both economical and social empowerment for women have improved. For instance, Puntland had passed, launched, adopted the Female Genital Mutilation Policy. And the Sexual Harassment Bill have been passed as well and awaits for launching before implementation.How much have women's rights improved in the Somali society the past couple of years?
Thanks Duchess,Welcome to our forum Minister.
My question is regarding women's political representation. Somalia/Puntland has repeatedly promised a minimum quota of 30% for women but this has never materialized. What do you think it will take for women to get their fair share of the political pie? And when do you think this will happen?
No. I am not. I hail from activists that stood for the unity of the people. I cannot destroy what they sacrificed their lives for.Hi, welcome to Somalispot
Are you a supporter of Puntland independence? Has it crossed your mind before?
My ministry is not Youth Affairs but through family which is our mandate, we have tackled this issue-however, I feel there is a problem which is lack of opportunities that is causing the youth to leave.as youre an advocate for youth development, how is your ministry tackling the issue of tahrib? is this issue sensationalized or is it an actual problem in your region?
The freedom to choose is not within Puntland but Khatumo itself. One's value is never dependent on others. When I went to Buhodle, I met both Khatumo and Puntland supporters-it was not so much of politics but the dire situation women and children were on that I was interested in.Do you ever see Puntland accepting Khaatumo as a legitimate state next door?