This paper will examine the challenges that the women faced during the parliamentary and local council elections, the key lesson learned, statistics about the role of women in Somaliland Politics, and timely and context-based recommendations from the 2021 elections. Even though Somaliland civil society organizations and women activists had made efforts to increase women’s participation, the previous advocacy and programs, and political parties’ commitments before the election were not fully successful. It was critical to ensure the support and implementation of the correct programming towards women’s participation in politics. Therefore, it is the right time for the stakeholders to do more for gender equality in politics.
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