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Women’s March: The heroism of Fatima Zarah Umar

Fatima Zarah Umar is a lawyer who co-founded an online magazine to show how women can and do stand up for themselves to be counted…

Fatima Zarah Umar is a lawyer who co-founded an online magazine to show how women can and do stand up for themselves to be counted as heroines.

Having established that, she went onto the airwaves to talk about rarely discussed issues that are important in the life of a woman.

In continuation of the Daily Trust Women’s March series, here a few reasons why Fatima Zarah Umar is worth celebrating;

  • She works at the National Assembly as a Special Assistant on Gender to the President of the Senate.
  • She is an advocate for youth and women inclusion in politics.
  • She co-founded the online women’s magazine Jaruma; she was its founding editor in chief.
  • In 2016 and 2017 she was on the list of Arewa’s 100, a ranking of influential northern Nigerians.
  • She was a member of the National Convention Committee of the APC and the Presidential Convention Committee in 2018.
  • She hosted “Adikon Zamani”, a BBC Hausa programme that radically challenged long held harmful beliefs and practices.
  • She created the popular “Divorce Diaries” series.
  • She’s an avid book reader and loves to travel.