A Poem Dedicated to SOMGEM by Abdinoor Mohamed

In all Somali peace talks and parliamentary elections/selections, women are not given enough share of the seats allocated for them. They are being denied to take part in the political leadership of their nations. This has sommething to do with culture and to some extent hardline Islamic misinterpretations. We should raise our voices to combat […]

The Nexus Between Somalia’s Provisional Constitution and the Reoccurring Political Gridlock

This Tweet Chat explored the impact the current Provisional Constitution has had on Somalia’s political processes, and its positive or negative impacts on Somalia’s current political gridlocks, as well as how the absence of constitutional court in the country contributes to the reoccurring political disagreements among the leaders. It also stressed how the current form […]


Somali Gender Equity Movement (SGEM) Board of Directors, members, Somali women leaders and women across sectors, the civil society, and the Somali public in general are alarmed and shaken by the outbreak of violence in Mogadishu and Benadir region that had caused some casualties and internal displacement of women and children on April 25-27, 2021. […]

Paradigm shift: Somali Women’s Leadership in Reconciliation

Genuine reconciliation is in dire need in Somalia as a post conflict society. This tweet chat discussed some of the reasons a comprehensive reconciliation is more elusive in Somalia, and the leadership role Somali women can take in genuine reconciliation. It further explored some reconciliation mechanisms that will help Somalis, and ways to integrate all […]

United Nations Security Council VTC Meeting on Somalia

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 […]

SGEM Campaigns for Women Political Participation in Garowe

The meeting was held in Garowe as a response of #DoortaHaweenka campaign in order to increase the number of women candidates in Puntland parliamentary elections. The Chairwoman of the Somali Gender Equity Movement (SGEM), Zainab M. Hassan and other notable women leaders attended the meeting. Among those who participated in the meeting are Marian Ahmed […]

Coalition Building & Promoting Women Oriented Legislations

Somali Gender Equity Movement (SGEM) conducted one-day workshop titled Coalition Building & Promoting Women Oriented Legislations for women parliamentarians and civil society advocates on April 29, 2018 in Mogadishu. The purpose of this workshop was aimed at strengthening the role of women parliamentarians in the parliament, and building collaboration between parliamentary women and civil society […]