Asha Haji Elmi
|Asha Haji Elmi
عائشة حاجي علمي
|Alma mater||Somalia National University
US International University
|Awards||Right Livelihood Award (2008)
Clinton Global Citizen Award (2009)
In the 2000s, Elmi formed the Sixth Clan women's movement to advance female participation in Somali politics. She was later selected to the Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP) on August 29, 2004, and served until 2009.
Additionally, Asha has been acknowledged internationally for her activism against female circumcision (FGC) in Somalia and in other areas. She frequently travels to college campuses and universities around the world giving speeches about local political conditions and the effects of FGC.
Elmi has received numerous awards for her peace work. In 2008, she was one of several recipients of the Right Livelihood Award. In September 2009, she was also among five nominees that were presented the Clinton Global Citizen Award.
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- "Somali president names political newcomer as PM -diplomats". Reuters. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- "Selected Members of the Transitional Federal Parliament of Somalia (275) 29.08.2004 - 2009" (PDF). Somali-CivilSociety.org. 2004-08-29. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 13, 2015. Retrieved 2007-02-07.
- "Somali Women Hope To Affect Khartoum Peace Talks". US Department of State. 2006-10-16. Archived from the original on 2008-02-13. Retrieved 2007-02-08.
- "Save Somali Women and Children". Archived from the original on 2006-08-25. Retrieved 2007-02-08.
- "Somalian Human Rights Activist Soffa Lecturergjnregreng". University of Wisconsin–Madison. 2006-09-18. Archived from the original on 2007-05-04. Retrieved 2007-02-08.
- "Asha Hagi Elmi (Somalia)". Right Livelihood Award. Retrieved July 15, 2011.
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