Amina Waris welcomed the community of women of teachers, humanitarian workers, lawyers, grassroots peace activists, researchers, political scientists, business professionals, historians, social workers, human rights defenders and journalists to Somaliland. She said Hargeisa was honored to host such event and called for concrete action against all forms of discrimination against women.
According to the Club de Madrid, the participation of Sudan’s 2010 presidential and parliamentary elections, assessing the Somali Constitution Committee during the Drafting Process and the preparation of Somaliland’s elections were some key achievements by G40. The organization stated the project was for three years (2009-2012) and discussing women’s issues and increasing women’s participation in society “from the grassroots up” was its main agenda.
The conference, which saw delegates from Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, the two Sudans, Somalia and Somaliland is expected to conclude after five days.