Somaliland — “A country doing everything right”

The following is from the blog, The Rational Optimist. See the original article here: Somaliland — "The country that was left for dead" — "A country doing everything right". Those are quotes (From Edna Adan and Michael Rubin) from a June 8 conference we attended, at...

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The Importance of Women’s Involvement in Peace Making

This article was written by Edna Adan for The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization. Women in peacebuilding is very important. The women of Somaliland have already been engaged in peacebuilding. I remember the time after we separated from Somalia in 1991;...

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All the Sky Foundation Gives Major Donation

Edna Hospital has received a major donation from All the Sky Foundation for which we, and all the mothers of Somaliland, would here like to thank them profusely. The following is an introduction to the foundation and its founder. Edna's response, "We would like to use...

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Nicholas Kristof Gives Edna a NYT Shoutout on Mother’s Day

New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof has, once again, given a boost to Edna Hospital on Mother's Day. Back in 2011, he dedicated an entire column to her Beyond Flowers for Mom. And now he has mentioned her again in this year's Mother's...

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Can Women Save the World – Edna Profile

Lori Sokol of Women’s eNews and author of How Women Can Save The World profiles Edna, "the Muslim Mother Theresa." "Can women save the world? By looking at the life Edna Adan Ismail, Somaliland’s former Foreign Minister and former First Lady, the answer would be a...

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Edna at Women in the World Summit (Video)

Edna participated in the recent Women in the World Summit in NYC where she discussed her fight to reduce the rate of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Somaliland and her work to train more midwives. We have video. Edna speaks about the significance of an all-female...

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Learning from Health Strategies in Somaliland

Edna Adan was recently interviewed by Frontline Health Workers Coalition. For the full article, please see here: Learning from Health Workforce Strategies in Somaliland: Five Questions for Edna Adan "Edna Adan is a name familiar to many of us who work to strengthen...

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Edna Adan Ismail: midwife and champion of women’s health

I have an incurable disease; I suffer from I've-got-to-fix-that”, says Edna Adan Ismail, midwife and founder of the non-profit Edna Adan Hospital in Somaliland. At the age of 80 years, she has no intention of slowing down. “There's so much to be done and why should I...

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