SOMALIA: Women in Puntland demand greater role in government

Saturday, December 6, 2008
NAIROBI Wednesday, December 03, 2008 (IRIN) - Women in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland, north-eastern Somalia, are calling for greater representation in the region's parliament in the upcoming elections to reflect their role in society. Asha Gelle, the Puntland Minister of Women and Family Affairs, told IRIN on 3 December that women were demanding "to be represented at the table where decisions are made. This time around we want to make sure that our rights and interests are...