Public perception of female lawyers in Hargeisa
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The road to success for Somaliland’s female lawyers was not easy; until very recently there were no female lawyers in the field. Until 2007,Ifrah Aden Omar was the sole practicing female lawyer in Somaliland. Shecurrently heads the first Women Lawyers Association (SWLA) not onl in Somaliland but also in Somalia. It was established in Somaliland with the help of the United Nations Development Programme in 2008 (UNDP 2008).