Khadra Hussein Mohammad

Khadra Hussein Mohammad is a Somali lawyer, who became the first National Deputy Prosecutor in Somaliland in 2010. She was supported in her training by the United Nations Development Programme. Mohammad is also the first female judge in Somalia.[1]

Khadra Hussein Mohammad
Alma materUniversity of Hargeisa
Known forFirst National Deputy Prosecutor in Somaliland

Career Edit

Khadra Hussein Mohammad's legal training was supported by the United Nations Development Programme.[2] She studied at the Law School within the University of Hargeisa, which was established by the UNDP. Mohammad then joined the Somaliland Lawyers Association which enabled her to access further legal training from the UNDP. She praised the organisation, saying that it was one of the main components that has led to her success as a lawyer.[3]

After completing that training, she worked for a year as a paralegal in the National Prosecutor's office.[4] She was named as the National Deputy Prosecutor in 2010, the first time that a woman had held the position.[5] She said that the increase in the number of female lawyers due to the work of the UNDP has meant that female victims have been more willing to engage with them.[4]

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References Edit

  1. ^ "خضرة حسين… المرأة الشجاعة والنائبة في البرلمان الصومالي". مركز مقديشو للبحوث والدراسات (in Arabic). 2015-04-26. Retrieved 2023-03-09.
  2. ^ "23 Inspiring Reasons To Celebrate International Women's Day". Buzzfeed. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Somaliland's first female National Deputy Prosecutor". Somaliland Informer. 25 July 2014. Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Somaliland: UNDP in Somalia 2016, Successful Intervention". Somaliland Sun. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Somalia Hires Its First Ever Female Prosecutors". Stream Africa. 5 July 2015. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017.