UNSOM: Community service and the rule of law go hand in hand: Colonel Faduma Mohamed

15520032002019-03-08

UNSOM: Community service and the rule of law go hand in hand: Colonel Faduma Mohamed

In her youth, Faduma Hassan Mohamed knew it would not be easy to become a police officer, given the prevailing views in Somali society that law enforcement was only suitable for men. Her parents, relatives and friends tried hard to discourage her from joining the Somali Police Force (SPF), arguing that she was not cut out to deal with security issues. “My parents did not want me to join the police force, and it took me a lot of time to convince them, especially my mother who was very hesitant,” reminisces Faduma, who joined the SPF in 1971 at the age of 16.

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UNSOM: Community service and the rule of law go hand in hand: Colonel Faduma Mohamed
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