Shadiya Abdikarim Peacebuilder from Somalia
Shadiya was born in the middle of the Somalia civil war in late 1980s, grew up during the war after the collapse of Somalia state, and spent most of her childhood in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. At the age of 21, Shadiya joined Interpeace. Today she is the Finance Officer for the Somali programme and is driven by her passion for bringing peace between Somalis. Additionally, she volunteers with youth who were the children effected by the Somalia civil war, by helping them to rebuild their own lives, and create a protective environment. Shadiya is married and is the mother of five children.