The Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) salutes the women of Ogaden in recognition of International Womens Day. The women of Ogaden, both civilian and those serving in the armed forces of the ONLF constitute a critical pillar of the struggle of the Somali people of Ogaden for self-determination. They have borne the heaviest burden and shown the greatest determination in our struggle for a future in which future generations of Somalis in Ogaden can live without fear of persecution, repression and other forms of collective punishment.
The women of Ogaden have remained resolute and steadfast in the struggle for the freedom of Ogaden. The have made tremendous contributions to every aspect of the struggle. They continue to be the pillars of or communities and the voices of justice for the masses.
The ONLF leadership wishes to pay special tribute to the brave women who serve in our armed forces defending our people our nation and our way of life, often making the ultimate sacrifice. The ONLF leadership pledges that we shall continue to pursue our just struggle in a manner that promotes the full participation of women in all aspects. This includes expanding the participation of women in our various political organs at all levels.
Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF)