Asha Gelle affirms her fight for women participation in Somali politics

Asha Gelle Dirie, founder and Executive Director of the Asha Gelle Foundation has vowed to continue to fight for Somali women’s participation in the affairs of the country.

Dirie who briefed Security Council on 30% women quota in Somalia told Goobjoog that she described the task of helping women secure 30 per cent of the seats in Parliament.

“I made clear that a massive structural transformation must now aim to advance women’s representation and Somalia’s democratization,” said Dirie.

She said the election results had marked a substantial and unprecedented achievement for Somali women and society as a whole.

Dirie is a former Minister of Women Development and Family Affairs for the Puntland State has worked with the new Independent Constitutional Review and Implementation Commission in 2014.

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