Maryam Sheikh Abdikadir

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Maryam formerly worked for Serve Women and Children Empowerment and Development Agenda, which rallies Somali women in Garissa and Kismayo to work for peace using clan and family networks, but most recently ran for a seat in Kenya’s parliament during the country’s 2017 election. She also volunteers for an association for Somali professionals, and is a writer and a poet who uses her talents for advocacy and activism. She has a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in development studies.