Somali Gender Equity Movement (SGEM) Founder & Chairwoman Zainab M. Hassan was one of the Briefers of the United Nations Security Council at a videoconference meeting on Nov 23rd on the situation in Somalia focusing on women participation in many aspects of the society, particularly political participation. The briefers included James Swan, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia, and Mohamed Hussein Roble, Prime Minister of Somalia.
Among other things, Zainab Hassan clearly pointed out some of the obstacles faced by women in the electoral process, including outright opposition to the quota by some religious leaders, traditional elders and male politicians, as well as lack of access to financial resources.
You can watch the full briefing at the link below:

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