Despite the horrific news we have been facing this past week, and an almost unprecedented level of hatred, racism, violence and division – we have some amazing news to share:

Fartuun Adan, longtime V-Day activist and OBR Somalia coordinator – is to receive the prestigious 2015 Gleitsman International Activist Award, together with her daughter Ilwad Elman. Both are founders of Elman Peace and Human Rights Center/ Sister Somalia. The award is given by the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership (Gleitsman Program in Leadership fpr Social Change). Eve Ensler will be a special guest and giving a speech about Fartuun and her inspiring work at the awards ceremony taking place at Harvard tomorrow,  19 November.

Huge congratulations to our sisters Fartuun and Ilwad! The first mother and daughter team to win this award!

Fartuun will also be in New York for the Bodies of Revolution: Women Rise Against The Violence Of Police, States & Empire public panel at Columbia Law school on Saturday, 5 Dec. Tickets are still available at: www.onebillionrising/tix