Women's Rights Exchange » Fatima Ahmed

President, Zenab for Women in Development

Fatima Ahmed is a community leader from Sudan. She is a P.H.D candidate from the University of Gezira, Sudan, and holds a Masters Degree in plant physiology from a joint program between University of Gezira and the International Center for Agricultural Researches in Dry Areas  (ICARDA), Syria. Her research background led her to focus on women farmers. Throughout her education she sought leadership roles and was often the only female involved in student governance. In 2000, she founded Zenab for Women in Development in order to promote peace-building, women’s rights, women’s reproductive health and girl’s education. For her work she has been awarded the name Ambassador of Peace from WFIP. Ms. Ahmed's mother, in whose name she founded Zenab, was the first woman to be educated in Elgedarif state back in 1930s. She founded many schools for girls in the region (1940s-1980s) before retiring and was one of 1000 Peace women nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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