Somalia:AMISOM conducts Gender Audit Workshop

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Nairobi 30th October 2014: The Gender Unit of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is conveying a four-day Gender audit workshop in Naivasha, Kenya.

The workshop is part of the implementation plan of the mission Gender Mainstreaming strategy and the objective is to enhance the collective capacity of the organization to examine its activities from a gender perspective and identify strengths and weaknesses in promoting gender issues.

In her opening remarks, the Deputy Special Representative for Somalia (DSRCC) Honorable Lydia Wanyoto emphasized the importance of auditing the mission on how it is integrating gender into its daily operations and adapts its approach to target the needs and expectations of the Somali people.

She also underlined that this activity is crucial with the renewed mandate given to the Mission by the United Nations Security Council and the African Union Peace and Security Council.

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