For women's political participation and leadership in Somalia
An UNDEF project works for women’s leadership and political participation in the Somalia regions of Galmudug and Puntland by building awareness, advocacy, and capacity at the grassroots level. Implemented by the Somali Birth Attendants Cooperative Organization, the initiative engages and trains youth, elders, influential women and girls, civil society organizations, media, and local councillors to foster behavioral change, improve access to information, and build knowledge on human rights and women’s rights. The project is establishing a permanent forum in the two target regions to create space for women’s participation in civic life. An advocacy validation workshop was held in November 2018 in North Galkayo, where participants discussed and adopted a strategy for a series of activities using different media.