On the 25th of July, the spokesperson of the Federal Government of Somalia and Senior Media Adviser to the Somali Prime Minister, Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu, shared on Twitter that Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble had appointed a 13-member committee “to guarantee & advocate for achieving at least 30% quota of women’s seats in parliament”.
In a national effort to achieve 30% women quota of the seats in houses of the next Somalia's Federal Parliament, H.E Prime Minister @MohamedHRoble has appointed a 13-member Advocacy Committee to guarantee & advocate for achieving at least 30% quota of women’s seats in parliament pic.twitter.com/TCFKFV9T71
— Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu (@MOALIMUU) July 25, 2021
This committee seems to have been set up at the recommendation of the Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development of the Federal Republic of Somalia, as they shared that they are “grateful to Prime Minister for accepting the ministry’s proposal to appoint a committee to ensure women’s quotas for the upcoming election”.
The @MwomenHRD is grateful to Prime Minister @MohamedHRoble for accepting the ministry's proposal to appoint a committee to ensure women's quotas for the upcoming election.
The PM today appointed a 13-member Women's Quota Committee submitted by the ministry. pic.twitter.com/RlRTtMEvbl
— Ministry of WomenHRD (@MwomenHRD) July 25, 2021
Currently, women hold 24% of the 329 seats in Somalia’s lower and upper houses of parliament.
Parliamentary elections are set to take place between the 10th of August and the 10th of September.