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Last week, the world lost an unparalleled human rights activist, Dr. Hawa Abdi. Hawa gained international attention when she was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2012, but spent a life long before that committed to overcoming obstacles so that she could care for those around her.
After losing her mother at a young age to maternal mortality, Hawa became Somalia's first female gynecologist. She built her one-room clinic into a refugee camp that would ultimately serve more than 90,000 people - complete with a hospital, school and shelter for those who need it.
Remember her life and work with this special episode from the Vital Voices Vault - a 2011 interview with Dr. Hawa Abdi and her daughter Dr. Deqo Mohamed discuss their work, their commitment to ending harmful practices like female genital mutilation/cutting, and why they committed to supporting their home country despite all odds.
To learn more about Vital Voices, visit www.vitalvoices.org.
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Executive Producer: Lizzie Kubo Kirschenbaum.
Editor and Assistant Producer: Christi Owiye.
Host: Alyse Nelson.
Music: Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod.
Deliberate Thought by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)