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>> She may now live thousands of miles away in Iceland but high school student, Najmo is still communicating with women back in her homeland. And she's doing that through YouTube, hoping to inspire girls facing the same struggles as she has.>> The videos I do is to inspire young people in general, especially to empower women.
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Because Somalian women have no right to speak.>> Najmo was given little choice when she was just 13 years old, forced into an arranged marriage to a man three times her age. She fled Somalia, making the treacherous journey across the Sahara and the Mediterranean, and eventually finding asylum with a family in Reykjavik.
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>> To sometimes just look at them say, you know we are not the same color, we are not the same country, we're not even the same religion. And we're still family, and take care of each other, and love each other. And I do ask myself again, why can't the world be exactly as we are here in this family?
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>> From her bedroom, Najmo runs her social media channel, which has nearly 19,000 subscribers. Hoping to unpick taboo topics such as forced marriage and women's rights in Somalia. And she doesn't only broach these subjects on social media. Najmo recently traveled to Denmark, where she spoke at an Amnesty Youth conference.