Somaliland: Gender Activist and Abaarso School Alumni among BBC List of 100 Women 2020

Somaliland: Gender Activist and Abaarso School Alumni among BBC List of 100 Women 2020

Somalilandsun: The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.

This year 100 Women is highlighting those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times.

The list includes Sanna Marin, who leads Finland’s all-female coalition government, Michelle Yeoh, star of the new Avatar and Marvel films and Sarah Gilbert, who heads the Oxford University research into a coronavirus vaccine, as well as Jane Fonda, a climate activist and actress.

And in an extraordinary year – when countless women around the world have made sacrifices to help others – one name on the 100 Women list has been left blank as a tribute.

Ubah Ali is first citizen of Somaliland to included in the BBCs list of 100 influential women ever

This year a native of Somaliland and alumni of Abaarso School Ubah Ali Ali has made it to  the BBCs 100 Women 2020.

In message  via Twitter  her former secondary  school @AbaarsoScool write “Congratulations to Ubah Ali, an Abaarso alum, appointed to BBC’s 100 Women of 2020! She has been recognized largely for founding the non-profit, Sollace for Somaliland Girls, which aims to eliminate FGM within Somaliland. #AbaarsoFamily #TogetherWeRise

Ubah Ali is a co-founder of Solace for Somaliland Girls, a foundation committed to eradicating all forms of female genital mutilation (FGM) across communities in Somaliland, through education and empowerment.

Ubah Ali, has a very personal reason why she is campaigning against female genital mutilation (FGM) in her homeland, Somaliland. Read more HERE

Ali, who studies at the American University of Beirut, also advocates for the rights of migrant workers in Lebanon

Continue reading The BBC’s 100 women of 2020