Fatima Ibrahim

Fatima Ibrahim

WE Talk Speaker

Fatima Ibrahim, a widow, mother, and grandmother, has endured many trials and tribulations, including discrimination, war, heartbreak, and illness, and she describes her experiences as “footprints in the sand.” She was born in the nomadic regions of Somaliland under a tree and raised in the United Kingdom. After leaving the UK to work for the UN in Somalia, she returned to Somaliland to work for the UN.

She later joined politics and is Somaliland Parliament’s first female Senior Adviser to the Upper House. Fatima is also an author, the founder of the Marine and Fishing University, the founder of the Street Children’s Village, and the founder of the Somaliland National Human Rights Commission.


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