1933 - Present

Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim

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A writer and women’s rights activist who advocated for social change in Sudanese society from the late 1940s until the 2000s. She was an anti-colonialism writer throughout her high school years, and assisted in leading a revolution calling for independence in her 20s. In 1952, she collaborated with other women to establish the Sudanese Women’s Union. In 1965, she became the first woman to be elected to the Sudanese parliament. Her activism eventually caused her imprisonment and later exile. She currently lives in Great Britain with her son Mohammad.

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