Somali legislators from the Federal and State Parliaments will attend five-day training on gender equality in Entebbe, Uganda, from September 18 to 22.
A release by the UNDP indicates that over 40 MPs including Anab Ahmed Isse, Deputy Speaker of the Hirshabelle State Assembly; Faduma Farah Aden, Chairperson of Women and Human Rights Committee, Jubaland State Assembly; and Mohamed Nur Iftiin Shanbaro, Whip, Federal Parliament of Somalia, will attend the conference to be held under the theme ‘Transformative Leadership’.
According to the release, the conference, supported by UNDP Somalia with funding from the UK, Sweden, Norway, and the European Union will allow the MPs to enhance their leadership skills, and develop strategies to further address gender inequality.
Participants will also receive training on how to promote inclusivity in legislation that will make a sustainable difference for both men and women in Somalia.
During the 2016 electoral process, Somali women secured 25% representation in the 10th Federal Parliament (66/275 MPs in the House of The People and 13/54 Senators in the Upper House).