Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2013
Dayah Diniyah Darussalam
This description of Umi Hanisah's work was prepared when Umi Hanisah was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2013.
In the province of Aceh, where conservative Islam has historically had a strong hold, Umi Hanisah has successfully advocated for and increased the number of female religious leaders, and through them, has managed to advance and protect the rights of women and children in Indonesia.
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