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Naja'atu Bala Muhammad

Naja’atu Bala Muhammad

When we speak of politics in Northern  Nigeria, it is hard to imagine that women actively participate in the legislative process. Naja'atu Bala Muhammad is one of the Arewa women who has broken the ‘glass ceiling' regarding political participation in Nigeria.  Naja'atu Bala Muhammad was the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Nominee for Kano Central…

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Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa is a journalist of Filipino descent and the founder of a digital media start-up, Rappler. She is one of The Philippines' most prominent journalists and a vocal advocate for press freedom. On the 8th of October, 2021, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced Maria Ressa as a co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize,…

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Biography of Fakhrriyyah Hashim

Biography of Fakhrriyyah Hashim

Fakhrriyyah Hashim is a Nigerian social development expert, feminist and anti-GBV advocate. She is also a founding member of the notable Nigerian feminist group, Feminist Coalition. Education and Career Born in Kano state and raised in Abuja, Fakhrriyyah Hashim, popularly known as Fakhuus, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Abu Dhabi University, and a Master’s…

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Biography of Ndiilokelwa Nthengwe

Biography of Ndiilokelwa Nthengwe

Ndiilokelwa Nthengwe is a Namibian feminist, communications expert, LGBTQ rights activist and author. They have a background in Business Development, Entrepreneurship,  and Computer Technology. Activism Ndiilolelwa Nthengwe was a prominent voice in the #ShutItDown nationwide protests against sexual violence which were held in October 2020 in Namibia. With qualifications from the AFDA school of entrepreneurship,…

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