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Mouna Osman Aden promotes social protection and gender equality

Mouna Osman Aden, Minister for Women and the Family in the Republic of Djibouti, has always distinguished herself in her perpetual fight to improve the status of women in Africa in general, through social mobilization and the implementation of programs and projects based on social protection. Her long-term objective is to ensure that States are better integrated into the dynamics of social progress. On May 5, 2019, she was appointed Minister of Social Affairs and Solidarity in a reshuffle by Djibouti’s Président Ismaïl Omar Guelleh.

A member of the African Peer Review Mechanism, Mouna Osman Aden is a leading figure in the field of social protection in Africa. Her role as Minister for Women and the Family in the Republic of Djibouti since 2016, demonstrates her commitment to improving the living conditions of women and families.

« We collectively affirm our commitment to gender equality, social justice and building a future where every individual, regardless of gender, can realize their full potential. »

Mouna Osman Aden, Minister for Women and the Family – Djibouti

Mouna Osman Aden has always affirmed her leadership in working to eliminate gender discrimination. For greater access for women to political and administrative responsibilities, in 2021 for example, six out of 24 ministers in Djibouti were women. There were seven women parliamentarians in 2013 and 17 in 2018, and seven out of ten members of the Supreme Court were women.

« This gender strategy serves as a framework for promoting equality at all levels of society, focusing on empowering women, creating equitable opportunities… The inclusion of women should not be seen as a mere obligation but as a pragmatic strategy for strengthening stability ».

Mouna Osman Aden, Minister for Women and the Family – Djibouti

Legal texts aimed at improving the situation of disabled and elderly people in society were among the African initiatives taken to promote social protection in 2017. Through legislation, Mouna Osman Aden has pushed through a national strategy for social protection between 2018 and 2022, based on a core of rights supported by the state, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

« The implementation of this strategy and action plan marks a crucial stage in the recognition of the essential role of women in consolidating peace and building a more stable and prosperous future ».

Mouna Osman Aden, Minister for Women and the Family – Djibouti

As a member of the Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection USP 2030, Mouna Osman Aden has always focused on the economic empowerment of women and the building of inclusive and equitable societies.


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