Past event

Research Event

Women of Somalia: The Needs, Challenges and Opportunities

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Horn of Africa Project

Participants

HE Dr Maryan Qasim, Minister for Women's Development and Family Welfare, Transitional Federal Government of Somalia
Chair: Martin Hill, former researcher on the Horn of Africa, Amnesty International

Overview

Dr Maryan Qasim will discuss some of the wider needs and challenges women have been facing in Somalia, especially during times of droughts and famine. She will also examine the role of women in changing the society both politically and socially.

Before joining the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, Dr Qasim worked as a social activist and a community organiser both in the UK and The Netherlands.

For more information please contact Tighisti Amare.