Fadumo Dayib is risking everything to become Somalia’s first female president.
Fadumo Dayib wants to be Somalia’s first female president — and the stakes are high.
The African country has not only seen decades of civil war, violence and political instability, but was also considered one of the top five most dangerous countries in the world for women.
Somalia’s former women’s minister, Maryan Qasim, agreed. If “asked where is the most dangerous place to be a woman I would have said with certainty Somalia,” Qasim told Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2011. “The most dangerous thing a woman in Somalia can do is to become pregnant.”