Somali women walk past a destroyed building, a result of a four-year insurgency that has killed tens of thousands of people, REUTERS/Feisal Oma (2011)
A talk and discussion with Hanan Ibrahim, MBE and Samira Abdule
Amerika Haus, Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 2, 1010 Wien
SAVE / WOMEN WITHOUT BORDERS
THE EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO
Somali Women Standing up to Violent Extremism
A PRESENTATION BY AND DISCUSSION WITH
Hanan Ibrahim, MBE & Samira Abdule
Somali Family Support Group
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2011
FRIEDRICH-SCHMIDT-PLATZ 2, 1010 VIENNA
Please register by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanan Ibrahim MBE, came to the UK from Somalia, where she founded the Somali Family Support Group at her kitchen table. Later, she was honored with the Queen's award for her community work. She is currently based in Mogadishu, where she focuses on strengthening civil society in times of terrorism, famine, and despair. She sends a strong message to the international community that Somalia must not be forgotten. Her country is at the brink of disaster, but humanity should not fail to support her people, who have been hijacked by ideologies and acts of violent extremism. Hanan is a strong voice of reason in a situation of uncertainty, and exemplifies the strength of civil society in exceptional circumstances.
Hanan will be accompanied by Samira Abdule, a Somali woman who lives in Sweden. She has been personally affected by violent extremism. Since her husband was killed by Al Shabaab, Samira has been committed to speaking up against radical ideologies.
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