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“Give women opportunity to lead” in Somalia

11 Dec 2014

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One hundred Somali women — dressed in Orange as part of the worldwide Unite to End Violence Against Women — met in Mogadishu to organize the local struggle to protect women. (UNifeed screen shot)

Men have failed to govern Somalia properly, so women should be given the opportunity to lead.

That’s according to a young Somali woman who has been participating in the UN’s “16 days of activism” campaign to end violence against women.

The Horn of Africa country has endured  more than two decades of political instability and poor governance and continues to battle extremists on its territory.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

Duration:  2’37″