Women consider justice
MOGADISHU: The UN mission in Somalia has started a series of consultative meetings across the country to seek views on the traditional justice system and how it hinders women’s access to justice.
The UN said that the meetings brought together local women leaders, government officials and civil society representatives.
“They identified practices that they don’t want to accept anymore. For example, the fact that in the traditional justice system, a young girl will be given as compensation to another clan in a case of murder,” said Virginie Blanchard, a Judicial Affairs Officer from the mission’s Rule of Law and Security Institutions Group.