Fahima Hashim

Women's Rights Activist

Region(s): Africa
Country of focus: Sudan

Fahima Hashim is a Sudanese feminist who has devoted her life to women’s equality and rights, particularly young women, in Sudan, parts of Africa and the Middle East. She has more than 30 years of experience working on social movements, reproductive rights, violence against women and peace.

Fahima was a visiting scholar at the Feminist Research Centre at York University in Toronto, Canada in 2015. In Sudan, she served as the Director for Salmmah Women’s Resource Centre from inception in 1997 until the Sudanese government closed it in June 2014. Fahima is regularly featured as a speaker in global conferences and forums.

Fahima graduated from Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria, where she obtained her Masters in Library Science in 1994. She also holds a degree in Psychology from Ahfad University for Women, in Omdurman, Sudan.