Lawmaker Quota for Women Is Too Low, Somali Minister Says

Somalia’s prime minister this month announced a 30% quota for female lawmakers chosen in February’s indirect election by Somali clans.  If upheld by the clans, it would raise the number of female representatives by 6%, but women’s groups see even that slight jump as doubtful in patriarchal Somalia.  Mohamed Sheikh Nor reports from Mogadishu. 

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