Hafsat Maina Muhammed

Executive Director of Choice for Peace Gender and Development, an NGO in Yobe State, Damaturu, Nigeria, spoke at Drew University on April 15, 2016.

Through her NGO, Hafsat aims to diminish the conditions that allow Violent Extremism to exist and flourish. She amplifies voices of religious leaders, youths and government agencies to counter negative ideologies and promote positive religious messaging also through Interfaith​ Dialogue.   To increase participation of youths in community activities. Promote Civic Education, tolerance, leadership, documentaries, media engagement, work with multiple levels of government and impact on psycho-social/trauma support or counselling. To serve as a platform for enlightenment and empowerment of the society in Promoting peace and culture of self-reliance through effective participation for sustainable development