After studying human rights law, Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan returned to her hometown to promote peace and champion women’s rights – through ball skills and teamwork

Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan has personal experience of the internal conflicts in northern Kenyan society. Her father is from the Borana people, her mother is Gabra and her husband is ethnically Rendille: three groups who have historically clashed over water, pastureland and cattle.

Adan founded the Horn of Africa Development Initiative with the aim of bringing communities together and promoting the rights of women and girls, through education as well as one of Adan’s main passions, football. Now there are 1,645 girls playing in the league she has set up.

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