Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe is a Somali human rights activist and physician. She is the founder and chairperson of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF), a non-profit organization.
|At night I dream about going to where I played when I was still young.|
|I don't recognize my people anymore. I feel Somalia is lost. There is no Somalia. It is just a name.|
|I have big hope for the Canadian government to help Somalia with something concrete and tangible. I haven't seen that.||Hope ;Government|
|The long-term solution in preventing another famine in Somalia is to promote self-reliance.|
|We women in Somalia are trying to be leaders in our community.||Women|
|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.|
|Women can build stability. We can make peace.||Women ;War & Peace|