Amina Mahmoud Warsame is a Somali social scientist[1] who served as executive director of Nagaad, a women's group in Hargeisa Somaliland.[2] Co-author of Social and Cultural Aspects of Female Circumcision and Infibulation: A Preliminary Report (1985), she was one of the early voices raised in Africa against female genital mutilation, along with Raqiya Abdalla, Asma El Dareer, Efua Dorkenoo, and Nahid Toubia.[3][4]

Warsame lived in Sweden after fleeing Somalia to escape the Somali Civil War.[2] She helped found the Somaliland Women's Research and Action Group (SOWRAG), and in 2005 she stood for a seat in Somaliland's parliament, one of the first women to do so.[5]

Education Edit

Warsame was awarded a master's degree in human development by the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.[2]

Selected works Edit

  • Warsame, Aamina; Ahmed, Sayida; Talle, Aud (1985). Social and Cultural Aspects of Female Circumcision and Infibulation: A Preliminary Report. Mogadishu: Somali Academy of Sciences and Arts. OCLC 31827718.
  • Warsame, Amina Mohamoud (2004). Queens without Crowns: Somaliland women's changing roles and peace building. Uppsala, Sweden: Somaliland Women's Research and Action Group and Life & Peace Institute. ISBN 918774855X. OCLC 63135935.
  • Warsame, Amina Mahmoud (September 2011). Female Genital Cutting: The Transition From Infibulation to Smaller Cutting in Somaliland. Oslo: Somaliland Women’s Research and Action Group, Oslo University.
  • Fried, Sarah; Warsame, Amina Mahmoud; et al. (2013). "Outpatients' perspectives on problems and needs related to female genital mutilation/cutting: a qualitative study from Somaliland". Obstetrics and Gynecology International. 2013: 165893. doi:10.1155/2013/165893. PMC 3784275. PMID 24151505.

References Edit

  1. ^ Isman, Elisabeth; Mahmoud Warsame, Amina; et al. (2013). "Midwives' Experiences in Providing Care and Counselling to Women with Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Related Problems". Obstetrics and Gynecology International. 2013: 785148. doi:10.1155/2013/785148. PMC 3791569. PMID 24163698.
  2. ^ a b c Meehan, Emily (20 August 2008). "The Social Democrats". Slate.
  3. ^ Walley, Christine J. (2002). ""Searching for 'Voices': Feminism, Anthropology, and the Global Over Female Genital Operations"". In James, Stanlie M.; Robertson, Claire C. (eds.). Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. p. 60 (pp. 54–86).
  4. ^ Buschkens, Willem F. L. (1990). Community Health in the Developing World: The Case of Somalia. Van Gorcum. p. 39.
  5. ^ Verjee, Aly; et al. (2015). The Economics of Elections in Somaliland: The financing of political parties and candidates. London and Nairobi: Rift Valley Institute. p. 2. ISBN 9781907431364.