Deputy UN Chief Calls for Increase in Women’s Political Participation in Somalia

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J Mohammed has expressed her solidarity with Somali women for full and equal participation in politics and extended the support of the international community for timely, inclusive, peaceful and credible elections during her recent visit to Somalia. The country, geographically positioned in the horn of Africa, is currently in the middle of its parliamentary elections and is waiting for polls to elect members of its lower house. Notably, the UN and other international organisations have called for “advanced elections” and greater representation of women in the Somali Parliament.

Workshop Proffers Solution to Challenge of Multilateral Agreement On Women Trade in East Africa

A two-day East African Community (EAC) workshop aimed at enhancing the participation of women in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has identified that female traders, youths, and SMEs in Africa face significant challenges when attempting to benefit from multilateral and regional trade agreements. This is because many trade agreements do not include their specific needs and concerns.