Somali Women’s Circle Network (SWNC)
Dear Friends of SWCN,
We want to inform you that Somali Women’s Circle Network (SWNC) is presently developing new strategies that will address and enhance the representation and the participation of Somali women in the current political process. We are deeply concerned that women are absent in today’s political decision making of Somalia.
Furthermore, the current political process is led by respected Somali elders who do not recognize women’s role in public affairs and the six signatories of the Roadmap. SWCN, therefore calls for all concerned Somali women and men to stand together to bridge the widening gap caused by disproportionate representation and participation of women in politics. To close the gap we are asking you to join us in partnership to achieve this goal by:
(a) Supporting successful transition to a new inclusive and democratic government in Somalia.
(b) Continuously enhancing the Somali women’s political agenda forward by;
i) Ensuring equal representation of women and men in the established four technical committees that are facilitating the end of the transitional period;
ii) Establishing an independent oversight women committee that ensures that women’s 30% quota are met by each clan;
iii) Opening dialogue with Somali elders in order to seek their understanding of the importance of Somali women’s participation in politics; this would guarantee the successful implementation of the outcomes of the roadmap and the draft constitution;
iv) Applying the 30% quota not only to the parliament but also at the all levels of the inew government including executive positions and ministries;
v) Establishing a future plan to enhance women’s representation quota to 50%.
With these in mind, we strongly believe that together, we can pave the way for women’s role in tomorrow’s political leadership in Somalia.
We encourage SWCN members, friends, and supporters to launch this campaign by utilizing your unique skills, ideologies and resources to advance Somali women’s call for social and political reform in Somalia. We also believe sharing information and exchanging ideas will strengthen the campaign.
For SWCN campaign, please visit our website at www. Somaliwomenscircle.org.
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We look forward collaborating with you on this important campaign. Together we succeed.