Women In International Security - Horn of Africa
Fauziya Abdi Ali is a devoted advocate for the engagement of women in peace and security issues. She works with government and non-governmental actors to develop regional and national strategies to address violent extremism in Africa. She is the founder and President of Women in International Security-Horn of Africa (WIIS-HoA), a Kenyan-based organization that works towards gender, peace and security initiatives. Fauziya has over 10 years’ experience working on security and governance reform. She took a year off from managing WIIS-HOA to coordinate the Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) regional Program for Africa under the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa. At UNDP she supported the ground-breaking study “Journey to Extremism – Drivers, Incentives and the Tipping Point for Recruitment.” Fauziya also chairs Sisters without Borders, a network of Kenyan organizations devoted to the prevention of violent extremism. Due to her work in preventing violent extremism she has been named a “leading woman” in PVE by News Deeply, a Women and Girls independent news and information platform covering issues of females in the developing world.