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Early Career Women Fellow

Fakhrriyyah Hashim Abdallah (Nigeria)

Fakhrriyyah Hashim Abdallah is a Fellow on the Peace, Security and Development Fellowship Programme for Early Career African Women at the African Leadership Centre (ALC). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Abu Dhabi University, and a Master’s Degree in Emerging Economies and Inclusive development from King’s College London. She has previously worked for Netaq for IT Solutions in the UAE, and Girl Child Concerns in the conflict-ridden Borno State as well as the Nigerian Vice Presidency on social programs delivery. She pioneered the exploding conversation on sexual violence in Northern Nigeria through #ArewaMeToo, which drew inspiration from the global #MeToo Movement. She also founded the #NorthNormal campaign to spotlight sexual and gender-based violence policy implications in Nigeria. She is a founding member of the Feminist Coalition at the forefront of response in the #EndSars protests in Nigeria. Her research interests include: local economic development and governance, climate conflict and feminist structural response to SGBV in Nigeria.