ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Be Indifferent | Fatima Askira | TEDxShehuri

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Be Indifferent | Fatima Askira | TEDxShehuri

Here’s Great Tip: Be Indifferent | Fatima Askira | TEDxShehuri


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Fatima Askira is a young woman from Maiduguri, the hotspot of Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast and she shares the story of her journey as a peacebuilder and one of the pioneers of women and girls development in Northern Nigeria. The struggles, the stereotypes and challenges and how she pull through to change the narratives in a conservative society. Fatima is the Founder and Executive
Director of Borno Women Development
Initiative, an organization that aims to
empower women and youth to play a
constructive role in promoting peace
and tolerance. Fatima is a member of
African Women Leadership Network (AWLN), and the Secretary of AWLN Nigeria Chapter.
Fatima is also a member of FEMWISE-Africa, promoting the participation of young women in
peace processes. She leads an innovative mentoring program for Nigerian youths, including
rescued victims of Boko Haram. Fatima focuses on de-radicalization and the creation of
positive alternative narratives for women, girls and youths in the Northeast. Her interactive
trainings and humanitarian support gives women and youth in Northeast Nigeria a very rare
opportunity to openly discuss the conflict issues and social problems leading to radicalization
and violence in their communities, providing them with economic support to boost resilience. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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