Somalia: Ministry of Women and Human Rights accused of Rights Violations against Job Seekers

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    Somalia: Ministry of Women and Human Rights accused of Rights Violations against Job Seekers

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Ministry of Women and Human Rights of Somalia have been accused to have employed tactics which might discriminate job seekers, after the ministry posted an online form that identifies the job seekers clan identity.

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MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) The Ministry of Women and Human Rights of Somalia have been accused to have employed tactics which might discriminate job seekers, after the ministry posted an online form that identifies the job seekers clan identity.
The declaration of the job seekers’ clan identity by the ministry of Women and Human Rights as a priority, become public after posting an advertisement for vacant positions from the independent commission of the Human rights on the ministry’s website.


"I am worried that I will not get that job even if i fit it” Hassan Mohamed, a resident in Mogadishu said, "This seems a new tool to discriminate the job seekers, which means we will only get jobs if my clan fits it not my knowledge”

"The form has other types of identification tools such as the requirement of passport, birth certificate, but don’t understand though this clan issue.” Hassan added.

Some people took to the social media questioning why does a citizen of Somalia need to declare their clan & subclan in order to receive service from their government and called the act, "criminal regression”

"Even if this was data collection for equality monitoring, it is the worst time to be doing this and it's done incompetently without opt outs” Ahmed Elmi said on Twitter.

Many learned people are believed to have turned away the job offer over suspicion to be discriminated through their clan identity. Clan issues are very sensitive among Somalis, especially at this stage.

Its the first time the Somalia government makes declaration of the clan identify conditional for the job seekers. Somalia prime minister Khaire recently pledged that his government will create more jobs for the youth, but the current job offer by the ministry of women and human rights sparks public anger.


- Horn Observer -


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