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Hawa Abdi
حواء عبدي
Born (1947-05-17) May 17, 1947 (age 69)
Mogadishu, Somalia
Nationality Somali
Alma mater Somali National University
Occupation physician, activist
Website www.dhaf.org

Women can build stability. We can make peace.
When I decided to become a doctor, I was very, very young, when my mother, her seventh child, became pregnant, and she was feeling terrible pain, and I could not know how to help her. And my mother died in front of my eyes, without knowing why, which diagnosis. So I decided to be a doctor.
Hawa Abdi
We women in Somalia are trying to be leaders in our community.
I don't recognize my people anymore. I feel Somalia is lost. There is no Somalia. It is just a name.
Hawa Abdi
The long-term solution in preventing another famine in Somalia is to promote self-reliance.
Hawa Abdi
I have big hope for the Canadian government to help Somalia with something concrete and tangible. I haven't seen that.
Hawa Abdi
At night I dream about going to where I played when I was still young.