Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Somalia's first public consultation on human
rights issues opened in Mogadishu on Sunday (April 28th), Somalia's RBC
Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jeylani Nur Ikar presided over the
official opening, emphasising the need for parliament to improve human
rights issues in the country.
Khadija Mohamed Diiriye, chairperson of the parliamentary committee
on human rights and humanitarian affairs, which called for the meeting,
said the goal was to better understand human rights violations and how
to solve them.
Committee member Abdirahman Hosh Jibril said the consultation would
hear citizen's views on human rights issues, including rape and
gender-based violence, the rights of internally displaced people and
violence against journalists.