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Adan in 2015
|Title||Executive Director of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre|
|Spouse(s)||Elman Ali Ahmed|
|Children||4: Almas, Ilwad and Iman|
Adan grew up in Somalia. She was married to Elman Ali Ahmed, a local entrepreneur and peace activist. The couple had four daughters.
In 2007, she returned to Somalia to advocate for peace and human rights.
On November 20, 2019, local authorities confirmed her daughter Almaas Elman, who had also returned to Somalia as an aid worker, had been shot and killed in a car, near the Mogadishu airport.
Adan is the Executive Director of the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre, a Mogadishu-based NGO established in honour of her late husband. She serves as the organization's Executive Director, while their daughter Ilwad works alongside her.
In 2014, she also received an award from the government of Germany for her work with the Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre.
Fartuun Adan, together with her daughter Ilwad Elman was among the finalists nominated for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity in 2017.
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