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Guleid Ahmed Jama

Guleid Ahmad Jama

HRD, Lawyer & Chairperson
Human Rights Centre

The work of human rights is on the one hand risky, hard and painful, and on the other hand life-saving and empowering.

Guleid Ahmed Jama is a lawyer and founder of the Human Rights Center (HRC), a human rights watchdog organisation in Somaliland. The HRC works on five different fronts including lobbying, advocacy, protection, monitoring and documenting, to promote respect for human rights in Somaliland. 

The government of Somaliland, despite enjoying stability, has restricted freedom of the press, and human rights defenders face acts of intimidation and harassment from State authorities as well as arbitrary arrests as a consequence of their work.