Mogadishu (HAN) November 11, 2015 – Public Diplomacy and Regional Humanitarian stability Initiatives News. Idil Ladane Salah, was a prominent gender equality activist has died in Ottawa on Monday, aged 50. The motto of her organization “Enough is enough” which advocated for Somali women’s political participation and political decision making at all levels.
Dr. Idil Ladane Salah death sparked an outpouring of tributes online as Somalis from all walks of life took to the social media on Monday to mourn the death of a women often referred as ‘spirited’.
Hanad Yuseff · Research Assistant at Dansom Research and Consultancy told Geeska Afrika Online, “Dr Idil Salah has touched the future generation and I will always keep her close to my heart.”
The Prime Minister of Somalia, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, also shared his condolences comments and said,
“My sincere condolences to Idil’s family and friends and Somalia. I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Idil was very kind and honesty person and Ottawa will miss her. I ask Allaah to please forgive her and grand her Janatul fardowsa”
The former president of Somali-Canadian Community in Ottawa, Professor, Nour Kaafi, MIPIS, The Chancellor of The Somali Institute of Security and Diplomacy (SIRAD) and the current Executive Director of Canadian Eye On Africa,
“In the thickness of shock My Sister, My Friend, DR.Idil Salah, We lost a great person from the Somali-Canadian community in Ottawa. She will be fondly remembered.”
Idil Ladane Salah, was a prominent gender equality activist and researcher of peace building and developments has died in Ottawa on Monday, aged 50, her family said.
Ms. Ladane began activism at a young age in the light of equality complaints by women in Somalia, focusing on empowerment of Somali women’s role in society as she co-founded both “Somali Women’s Circle Network (SWCN) and Somali Gender Equity Movement (SGEM).
“You were legend, brave and always stood above others.” said Ahmed Shamsi, in Minneapolis on twitter.
“As women, you always made us look stronger –But today I am heartbroken – love you Iidl.” said Fathiya Mumin, a Somali-Canadian woman in Ottawa.
“Dr. Idil was someone who has dedicated allot of time and energy to the well being of the Somali Nation in general and particularly to the Somali women. May Every lesson she tough us, every program she started and every soul she touch serve as a Sadaqah Jariyah for her” said Luul Kulmiye who is the founding member of SGEM
Idil was also a researcher who conducts work that relates to gender equality, human Security, failed states, peace-building and development issues. Idil has written on Somalia issues extensively, especially on the role of Somali women in peace and development. Idil was working for the Federal Government of Canada, holds PhD on public affairs and management and Masters of Anthropology, according to SWCN website
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