The main objective of IOM MIDA Somalia is mobilizing human and financial resources, in order to contribute to the stabilization and development of Somalia through local and diaspora expertise. MIDA provides the necessary mechanisms to improve institutional performance and their capacity to respond to the needs of the Somali people while at the same time maintaining that the knowledge is left behind once the diaspora experts complete their assignment. The beneficiary institution will host the qualified Somali diaspora expert, and will be responsible to provide a safe and secure work environment. MIDA will monitor the expert while in assignment.
About [Somalia: Mogadishu]
Throughout Somalia, women and girls face many types of discrimination and inequalities. These can occur at home, at work, within the family, in educational institutions and in politics. This is because the cultural and national law may not always give women the same rights as men. Common crimes experienced by women include domestic and sexual violence, forced marriages, early marriages, human trafficking and genital mutilation. In Somalia, women tend to suffer from these crimes more than men. Some inequalities that men and women face in Somalia are based on sex difference, that is, biological differences between men and women, and others on gender, that is, the roles and characteristics that society attributes to men or women.
About FGS Ministry of women Affairs and Human Rights Developments
The Ministry of Women Affairs and Human Rights Development (MoWHRD) of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) has a mandate to work on Gender and Womens Rights issues to ensure women access their rights. In close collaboration with national and international partners, the MoWHRD is currently deepening and strengthening its efforts to advance women's rights and gender equality and support the women, peace and security agenda. In this process MoWHRD will actively engage with other FGS line ministries, Federal Member States and civil society to ensure the promotion of gender equality and womens rights.