Nasro Abdirizak Ahmed - Women in Media Initiative Somalia

Nasro Abdirizak Ahmed founded Women in Media Initiative Somalia in 2017 to provide networking and capacity building opportunities for Somali women in media and highlight the socio-economic challenges facing women, children and vulnerable groups through media and communication. They use media, research,  advocacy, awareness-raising campaigns, capacity-building, mentorship and coaching to empower journalists. “This project gives us a platform to improve the capacity of journalists in producing creative and inspiring stories about Somali women to celebrate their work, contribution to society and to advocate for their empowerment. This opportunity affords us to contribute in our unique way for equal chances for good education, health services, social mobility and self-determination for Somali women,” said Ahmed.