Women in Somalia playing an important role in state building.

As the world marks International Women’s Day on 8th March we bring you a story of a woman in Somali whom despite  tough economic and living conditions has a thriving business.

Fartun Ahmed is an entrepreneur – and is the owner of a fashion store in Mogadishu. She runs this fashion store in a busy area of downtown Mogadishu.  She has managed to raise her family from the proceeds she make here.

She wants Somali women to take an active role in nation building her choice of idea – opening up a business center.

On Tuesday – the world marked International Women’s Day – this years UN Theme is Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.

The government in Mogadishu says that it will give women a 30% representation the average Somali woman has for years been referred to as resilient.

Despite the humanitarian, political and economic challenges and its not just women in the displaced camps – but those in the Diaspora as well who continue to provide for their families and return back to invest in Somalia.

CCTV’s Abdulaziz Billow brings us the story.