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Fartuun Adan & Ilwad Elman Awarded the 2015 Gleitsman International Activist Award at Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership



Fartuun Adan, longtime V-Day activist and OBR Somalia coordinator received the prestigious 2015 Gleitsman International Activist Award, together with her daughter Ilwad Elman. Both are founders of Elman Peace and Human Rights Center. The award is given by the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership (Gleitsman Program in Leadership for Social Change). Eve Ensler attended the awards ceremony as a special guest and gave a speech about Fartuun and her inspiring work.

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See Fartuun in New York at Bodies of Revolution: Women Rise Against The Violence Of Police, States & Empire, a panel discussion and gathering of activists from Somalia, China, Palestine, India, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Colombia, Afghanistan, Philippines and the United States discussing resisting the violence of police, states and empire.

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LISTEN to PRI The World Interview with Fartuun and Ilwad >