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Somaliland: Women’s network urges Support for Women Candidates

Hargeisa (SD) – The Nagaad Women’s Network has organized a meeting in Abdal, Sahil region, to support and encourage women to run for parliamentary and local council elections.

The training was co-sponsored by Nagaad Women’s Network and Inter Peace, and was attended by 60 women from Abdal.

Khadra Nuh Ismail of the Nagaad Women’s Network said the aim of the training was to make women aware of the importance of supporting women candidates in the upcoming elections.

The women who took part in the training said they discussed issues related to women’s political involvement and how to reach other women who did not receive the training, and spread the message that women should support women candidates in the upcoming elections.

Somaliland’s local and parliamentary elections on March 31, 2021 will have a smaller then usual number of women running.

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