Farhiyo Farah Ibrahim

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Farhiyo Farah Ibrahim with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in 2009.

Farhiyo Farah Ibrahim (Arabic language: فرحيو فرح إبراهيم) is a Somali refugee and women’s rights activist. She fights against female genital mutilation and forced marriage in the Dadaab refugee camp in north-east Kenya. In 2008, she received the International Women of Courage Award.[1]

In 2002 Farah went to work for the National Council of Churches in Kenya, teaching people about reproductive health. After she was attacked, she took a job as an interpreter in Dadaab.[2]

In 2005 Farah went to a leadership program in the town of Naivasha in Western Kenya. Then she worked for CARE, giving people information about reproductive health. CARE is an international NGO that helps refugees. [3]

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  1. "International Women of Courage Award Ceremony: 2008".
  2. "Somali Woman Champions Women's Rights in Africa - IIP Digital".
  3. Refugees, United Nations High Commissioner for. "Somali refugee wins US State Department award for courage".