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Improving Women's Education

Empowering Somaliland’s women in all aspects of their lives through advocacy and capacity strengthening.


In Somaliland, before 2000, women’s access to education at all levels was very low. Due to the vicious cycle of poverty and cultural rigidities, parents used to prefer to educate boys rather than girls. Currently, girl’s enrolment rate is more than that of boys (in some urban areas).

In the higher learning institutions, the number of female students has significantly increased, and for the coming years they may outnumber male students.