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Must Watch Video! Giving Succor to Rape Victims in Mogadishu | Watch the Inspiring Video of Somalian Activist Fartuun Adan on CNN’s Inside Africa



Fartuun Adan‘s story is VERY inspiring and it is one we would encourage everyone to watch. Fartuun is a Somalian human rights activist who followed the stirring of her heart and is working tirelessly to give succor to women who have been raped and abused.

Leaving her 3 children in Canada she went back to Mogadishu to help the women in need. Women and children are usually the most affected during war times and Fartuun’s cause was to help these women. A champion for human rights she started “Sister Somalia” with Lisa Shannon, founder of “Run for Congo”. Sister Somalia is Somalia’s first rape crisis centre.

They started with a hotline and then it became really dangerous to use hotlines. At the centre, women and children receive a holistic treatment. They receive drugs to prevent sexually transmitted diseases and medical attention; as well as emotional support.

In last week’s Inside Africa on CNN, Fartuun talks about the work she’s doing with the women. She talked about the work her husband did before he passed away; a project called “Pick Up the Pen and not The Gun”.

It’s so inspiring and it is one that makes you think – “It is time to get up and DO something”

Watch here.

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  1. johnson

    August 2, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Fartuun Adan am really proud of the good humanitarian work you are offering keep up the good work and God will bless you

  2. curiousshe

    August 2, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    Wow, this is amazing! God bless you Fartuun. It takes a lot of courage to do what she’s doing. I have been inspired!

  3. Clover

    August 2, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Keep up the good work. You are doing a great services for those poor women and children.

  4. Beauty

    August 2, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    awwwww OMG…..dis is so touching, may God continue to bless the works of ur hands, remain blessed and stay strong!

  5. Teddy Bear

    August 2, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I almost shed a tear! We need more people with this kind of spirit in Nigeria. May Allah reward her according! Amin.

  6. Jeje

    August 2, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    This is a post that needs 400 comments. Where are all those female BN readers who comment everywhere, on fashion and celeb posts. Of course, they don’t care but when the issue of the image of Africa is discussed they will be pained. See a fellow woman o. Gosh I am very inspired. May the Lord bless this woman

  7. Tess

    August 3, 2013 at 10:49 am

    Very , very inspiring! Instead of waiting for the govt. to do everything, we too should look out for ways to help others less-privileged than us. Let’s DO something instead of blaming others. It may be small, but do it anyway and be a blesing to others. It might even be volunteering in an NGO, or paying a poor child’s school fees or hospital bills, etc. Not all of us may be able to start a charity, but little acts of charity and sacrifice can be done anywhere. Thank you Fartuun for reminding us that we can be agents of change in our own little or big ways. May God continue to strengthen and help you.

  8. Damsel

    August 3, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Food for thought. It’s indeed a wake up call.

  9. chapatti

    August 3, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    God will surely reward the kind hearted ones. My dear you are blessed….

  10. quiet confidence

    August 4, 2013 at 5:12 am

    I am reminded by this lady Fartunn Adan that change starts with us. Each person making the decision to be an agent of change for the better. Thank you Fartunn for who you are and what you do. I am truly inspired by your courage, tenacity and humility. May God continue to keep you, your children, your workers and the women of Somalia safe.

  11. AMAA

    August 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Very inspiring rape is one weapon that men have used to subdue women in the Northern African countries and some middle Eastern countries .Rape should carry a death or live sentence so that men will think first before doing it . I remember the horrible ABSU video of the girl that was gang raped by a group of boys their faces and identity where clearly shown in the video and I know nothing was done. Until stiffer punishment is attached to rape then we will only be paying lip service to this heinous crime

  12. Tunmi

    August 8, 2013 at 2:19 am

    Inspiring and bookmarked

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