Nagaad Network exists to empower Somaliland women in all aspects of their lives through advocacy and strengthening capacity.
To me, being a women is more than biology. Firstly, being a women is being a human being and recognising the complexity that comes with all of that. Too often, we make people the sum-total of one characteristic or value that they may embody. Moreover, believe or not, people are dynamic, but also complicated.
Being a women is a recognition of some of the weaknesses that you may be ascribed from birth and the uphill battle you might face in a less than perfect world. But it's also recognising the strengths that come with womanhood - the strength of your heart, mind, body - which differ from woman to woman.
Being a woman means being a dedicated mother, wife, sister, and grandmother. It also means being strong, because, you'll find that your womanhood will that need that strength, and when you it, sometimes that strength will even find you. When you're a woman, you are completing and sharing life with other partners, i.e. men. I enjoy being a woman, and I look forward to the future.
Executive Director, Nagaad Network