Parliament to have 30% women after house approval
Although the parliament has yet to ratify the bill, it is one more step towards the feminization of politics in Somalia.
In the early 2000s, women accounted for only 8% of parliamentarians.
By 2012, they were 14%.
Today, 80 women sit in both houses of parliament, almost a quarter of the positions.
But the 30% mark, which has been debated for years, has never been crossed.
The text was approved by a large majority, with only seven votes against, proof of a change of mentality, even if there are some disgruntled people.