Somaliland: Edna Aden one of three Somali Women Warriors

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Dr Edna: our own woman Warrior “Through the Fire” Tells the Stories of Three Prominent Women Activists

Somaliland -This is the story of Edna Adan Ismail, Dr Hawa Abdi and Ilwad Ahmed . Edna Adan Ismail is a former minister and nurse from Somaliland.

Edna attends to a patientIn 2002 she opened the University Hospital of Somaliland. Since then, the hospital has trained countless nurses and midwives who return home to apply their newly acquired skills.

As a consequence, maternal mortality rates have significantly reduced throughout Somaliland.

Edna has been campaigning for many years against the practice of Female Genital Mutilation, and has made much progress through education and persuasion.

Read the document in PDF at Medeshi

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