Meeting with UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet at London School of Economics on 17th May 2011.
About Maryam Qasim
I am a medical doctor and a humanitarian activist. I have worked as an obstetrician and gynecologist, which is my specialty as well as a University lecturer. I also obtained a Masters in Public Health from Warwick University.
During my time in the diaspora, I worked on empowering women and raising the achievements of Somali children. I worked with local schools/authorities as well as presenting at national and international conferences dealing with family matters. I am very active in the Islamic field, giving Islamic lectures at Masjid’s, conferences, universities and summer campings.
I served as the minister for Women’s Development and Family Affairs in the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (2010-2011).
I am currently the chair person of Tayo party which is a political party striving for equality and justice.