Faiza Jama Mohamed, 2008 Africa Prize Laureate

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Remarks by Faiza Jama Mohamed, 2008 Laureate of the Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger, at the Gala Award Ceremony on October 18, 2008 in New York, New York. Faiza is based in Nairobi, Kenya where she is the Director of the Africa Regional Office of Equality Now. She is a key organizer of Solidarity for African Women's Rights, a pan-African coalition of organizations that successfully campaigned for the adoption of, and is now campaigning for the implementation of, the African Union Protocol on the Rights of Women in Africa.