Meet Farida Nabourema A Togolese Human Rights Activist who has fought for democracy in Togo since She Was A Teenager
Farida Bemba Nabourema, a well-known writer and human rights advocate from Togo, was born in 1990 and has been fighting for democracy there since she was a teenager.
She started the “Faure Must Go” movement, which calls for civil resistance for the sake of democracy when she was just 20 years old. In 2014, she published her book “essays La Pression de l’Oppression” (The Pressure of Oppression) “The book stressed on; the oppressed are more likely to resist when under encourages resistance from those who are oppressed.
Nabourema received the Africa Youth Awards’ “Advocate of the Year (Female)” honor in 2017.
Farida Nabourema Age
As previously mentioned, Farida Bemba was born in Lomé on April 19, 1990.
Farida Nabourema Education
In 2007, Nabourema graduated from college with a baccalauréat after attending classes. Later, she attended the prestigious University of Lomé to study history. She grew up under the brutal rule of former president Gnassingbé Eyadéma till his passing in 2005.
His son, the equally autocratic Faure Gnassingbé, succeeded him. Bemba Nabourema, a dissident, was brutally tortured in 2003 while Farida Nabourema was only 13 years old. She consequently became become a renegade herself.
Farida Nabourema To The U.S
She moved to the US when she was 18 to attend the American University School of International Service in Washington, D.C. to study international relations. She started the “Faure Must Go” movement, which mobilized opposition to Faure Gnassingbé, after two years. Since then, the resistance movement in Togo has adopted it as its motto.
Due to countless threats to her life, Nabourema has been unable to visit her motherland. She now travels from nation to nation, writing on her well-read blog and urging people to oppose the Faure government. She recently said: “I am overwhelmed with gratitude and hope in a Togo where any person can aspire to become president without fear of punishment or death. Hope in a Togo where every citizen can aspire to become president without fear of retribution or death.
Farida Nabourema’s historic Africa Bitcoin Conference
She is the convener of The Africa Bitcoin Conference. The inaugural conference will take place in Accra, Ghana, from December 5 to 7, 2022. The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) is a nonprofit group that advocates for the rights of people living under authoritarian governments all over the world.