Fawzia Yusuf Adam, The Somali Woman Running For President

Fawzia Yusuf Adam, The Somali Woman Running For President

Andrew H. Sweet

Fawzia Yusuf H. Adam is well aware of the challenges in winning votes in a conservative Muslim nation where women have been historically marginalized.

Adam, a widow, and mother of three, said she believes her campaign for the presidency is worthwhile and could break down barriers for other women.

She argues that her gender could be an asset in helping Somalia to emerge from years of deadly violence marked by devastating attacks from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab extremist group.

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