1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

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Faiza Jama Mohamed

Former Collaborating Researcher

Faiza Jama Mohamed was collaborating with UNRISD on the Think Piece Series “Let's Talk about Women's Rights: 20 Years after the Beijing Platform for Action”. She wrote a think piece with the title "Achievements and Challenges 20 Years after Beijing: An African Perspective".
At the time of this collaboration, she was the Director of Equality Now’s Nairobi Office since 2000 and has more than 20 years experience working with international organizations. Prior to joining Equality Now she was an active member of the women’s movement in Somalia for many years and was instrumental in coalition building among women’s organizations promoting peace, gender equality and advocacy for women’s rights. She has received numerous awards in recognition of her work including the Hunger Project's Africa prize which she was awarded in 2008. She serves in various committees and Boards and closely supports the work of the African Union Commission.