The Predicament Facing Somalia’s Minority Women

After decades of violence and instability, tentative progress is being made in Somalia to strengthen the country’s governance and democratic institutions. Yet one group in particular remains largely excluded – Somalia’s sizeable but unrecognized population of minority women. The double discrimination they face, both as minority members in Somalia’s hierarchical clan system and as women in a society dominated by men, risks leaving them sidelined, even if this progress is sustained.