NAGAAD Network was founded in 1997 to advocate for women and children’s empowerment and to work towards achieving an egalitarian society where women, children and men are equally significant. Currently, NAGAAD is consisting representation of 46 women’s organizations across the country. It has operational offices in all six regions, and representative in Nairobi.
Nagaad was formed to serve as an organized, collective voice of women who were determined to fight for their socio-economic and political rights as equal citizens of Somaliland.
In regard to its structure and decision making process, Nagaad has a general assembly which represents the member organizations. This assembly elects eleven board members entrusted to the strategic guidance of the organization. The daily activities are run by the secretariat headed by the Network’s Executive Director assisted by the management team and program and operational staff on the bases of the constitution and the other administrative procedures.

Focus Areas

Improving girl & Women's Education

In Somaliland, before 2000, women’s access to education at all levels was very low.

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Economic empowerment of women

In Somaliland, a woman’s right to own property was not understood due to historic and traditional

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Participation of women in Decision making

Somaliland Women were absent from the 1991, 1993, and 1997 Grand Conferences which laid the

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Women’s reproductive rights

Nagaad campaigns focused on the rights of women which is due to the specific circumstances

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Human Rights

Nagaad campaigns for human rights for all social groups, Nagaad, along with the other

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Environmental Sustainability

Somaliland, especially the eastern regions experienced dry seasons for the last three years,

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