Nimo Hussein Ahmed – Women Deliver

Nimo Hussein Ahmed

  • Age: 29
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Gender equality is important for achieving all 17 of the United Nations' Global Goals. Gender equality is a fundamental human right. It is not only a women’s issue — it is everyone’s issue and therefore everyone's gain!

- Nimo Hussein Ahmed


Nimo Hussein Ahmed was born and raised in Denmark. She received a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Copenhagen in 2019. Nimo is a volunteer United Nations Youth Association of Denmark, Youth Delegate at PlanBørnefonden, board member at United Nations Interns of Copenhagen, and Intern at UN World Food Programme.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

I have a master’s degree in public health with a focus on development studies from University of Copenhagen. Working for various international organizations in the humanitarian and development sector with a focus on education, refugee women, and gender-based violence in emergencies has ignited my fight for gender equality.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

I have been researching sexual and gender-based violence against refugee women, where I Interviewed refugee women about the refugee experience while fleeing as women. Through my work, I helped refugees and migrants and am responsible for advocating for women’s rights, health, and well-being. As an advocate, I’m proud to have interned with the United Nations in Copenhagen.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

Languages Spoken:

  • Danish (Advanced/Native)
  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Somali (Advanced/Native)

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