Aswan Jibril, Prosecutor, Hargeisa

Aswan Jibril is one of the first female prosecutors in Somaliland. With the help of UNDP scholarship and internship programmes, she was able to complete law school and secured an internship in the Somaliland Prosecutor’s Office. Today, Aswan is one of over 75 women working in the legal sector (compared to less than 5 in 2008). She sees the positive changes of women in the legal sector. “I see this to be a step forward for women, because women were looked down upon and people used to think we could not hold these positions” she said. “I have a dream of becoming a senior prosecutor.”