Somali Media Women Association is strongly condemning the government’s job selection for the female journalists as a total job discrimination and violation to the international equal job opportunity.
Maryan Seylac, the executive director of the SOMWA called the conditions of the recent advertised job vacancy by the government as unacceptable and inappropriate action.
“The government has no legal right to select any body for her/his appearance. The current Mogadishu administration should look at the person’s broad general knowledge, technical ability to operate and be able to work under pressure.” Seylac said in press statement.
Somalia, a member of united nations and African Union is among the nations that retified the universal declaration of human rights and it should know better not to violate the human rights.
In article 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) states that everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favorable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment moreover without any discrimination and they have the right to equal pay for equal work, in addition to that everyone who works has the right to just and favorable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection, they also have the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.
Somali Media Woman association sees the document issued by the government as totally against the fundamental principles of our constitutions, we therefore call the government with immediate effect to apologize to the Somali women journalist