Today, Somali Women Solidarity Organization held a ceremony in Hadh-wanaag Conference Hall in the Kismayo-Jubaland state of Somalia. The objective of the ceremony was to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the ministry of women, family affairs, and human rights and Somali women solidarity organization (SWSO). Forty-two members of the Gender-Based Committee selected from all the Community action forums in Kismayo were handed over to the Ministry of Women’s family affairs and human rights. These Family dispute resolution Committees were trained by Somali Women Solidarity Organization (SWSO) in partnership with SAFER World for five years on solving family disputes out of court, Mediation of family members when there is dispute i.e. Misunderstanding or disagreement between parents and children or husband and wife. Today SWSO signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which will put the committee under the Ministry of women, family affairs, and human rights. The Minister of women, family affairs, and human rights, Mrs. Adar Ismail Jurati welcomed the MOU and promised that the ministry will closely work with the family dispute resolution committee. The minister appealed to SWSO and donors of the program, to keep the program afloat and sustain it in order to find and train more committees that can meet the need of the society in Kismayo and other locations under Kismayo. Minister Adar Ismail signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on behalf of the ministry while Mrs. Zuhur Yussuf signed on behalf of SWSO.



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