The first woman to ever be elected to parliament in Sudan, a writer, women rights activist and Socialist leader, Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim passed on Saturday.
The 84 year old died in London but she will be flown to Sudan’s capital in Khatourm on Sunday for burial.
She was elected to parliament in 1965, elected as the chairperson of the International Women’s Democratic Union in 1991 and was awarded for her humanitarian efforts by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 1993.
Fatima Ibrahim was awarded the Ibn Rusgd Prize for her efforts in promoting women’s rights and social justice in Sudan and the Arab region.
— Charles Onyango-Obbo (@cobbo3) August 14, 2017
RIP …Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim..first Sudanese woman to enter parliament and pave the road for us on many levels pic.twitter.com/HPSlDTAaN4
— ريم – Reem Abbas (@ReemWrites) August 12, 2017
— ثقافة سودانية (@SudaneseCulture) August 12, 2017
— Hiba Rasheed (@HibaRasheed3) August 13, 2017