Somali women in leadership positions in government and political structures

The research provides evidence on the main enabling and constraining factors for Somali women’s participation and leadership

Abstract

This report synthesises findings from an 11 month qualitative research project (August 2016 - June 2017), carried out by Social Development Direct and Forcier Consulting, and funded by the Research and Evidence Division (RED) within the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID).

The research aims to provide evidence on the principal enabling and constraining factors for Somali women’s participation and leadership in government and political structures, and offers insight on the strategies and circumstances under which Somali women have, and have not, accessed and influenced within these spaces.

A policy brief summaries the study’s main findings.

This report and briefing are outputs of the Strengthening Reserch Systems for Poverty Reduction in East Africa programme.

Citation

Parke, A., Stevens, S., Walls, M., Gaid, S., Ali, S., Butterfield, S., Elder, C., Le Déaut, D. (2017) Somali women’s political participation and leadership-evidence and opportunities (produced for UK Department for International Development, London: Social Development Direct and Forcier Consulting), 29p

Published 1 June 2017