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I don't recognize my people anymore. I feel Somalia is lost. There is no Somalia. It is just a name. ---->>>

We women in Somalia are trying to be leaders in our community. ---->>>

The long-term solution in preventing another famine in Somalia is to promote self-reliance. ---->>>

At night I dream about going to where I played when I was still young. ---->>>

Women can build stability. We can make peace. ---->>>

When I decided to become a doctor, I was very, very young, when my mother, her seventh child, became pregnant, and she was feeling terrible pain, and I could not know how to help her. And my mother died in front of my eyes, without knowing why, which diagnosis. So I decided to be a doctor. ---->>>

I have big hope for the Canadian government to help Somalia with something concrete and tangible. I haven't seen that. ---->>>


Name: Hawa Abdi
Nationality: Somali
Born: 05-17, 1947
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Somalia
Occupation: Activist

Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe (Somali: Xaawo Cabdi, Arabic: حواء عبدي‎‎, born May 17, 1947) is a Somali human rights activist and physician. She is the founder and chairperson of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF), a non-profit organization.(wikipedia)