About the Author

Fahima Abdel Hafiz Hashim is a women’s rights defender, activist, researcher, and trainer, currently serving as the Director for Salmmah Women’s Resource Centre. She has a Master’s Degree in Documentation and Library Sciences from Bayero University Kano, Nigeria, and is currently pursuing a second Masters in Sudanese Studies at The Institute of African and Asian Studies, University of Khartoum Academic. Fahima has over 25 years of experience in the area of gender and development, with a special emphasis on women's rights, sexuality, violence against women, and peace working with women and youth in conflict and post conflict situation. Fahima is well connected with the African women’s movement, member of the advisory committee of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict led by the Nobel Women Initiative, and is a council member of Women Living Under Muslim Laws Network (WLUML). Contact Fahima at fahimahashim@gmail.com.