Fartuun Adan

Fartuun Adan is the executive director of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre in Somalia, and has championed human and women’s rights, peace-building, development and the rehabilitation of child soldiers. Together with her daughter, Ilwad Elman, who works with her in Somalia, she is one of five finalists for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, which is awarded annually in Yerevan, Armenia, on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors. This year’s ceremony will be held on May 28.