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ROUDY ALI_

Legacy Award Recipient

ROUDY’S STORY_

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Roudy is a Kurdish activist from Afrin who was forced to marry and have a child while still a minor in Syria.

Battling with the effects of war and asylum and reeling from the 28-day journey to reach Germany as a refugee, Roudy has supported women in refugee camps and organised empowerment sessions for those coming from conservative families and women experiencing marital problems.

Wanting to help women back in Syria, Roudy started a social media campaign that has reached thousands of women in need of support and advice. On her Instagram page, she broadcasts live sessions where she answers questions from young people on education, activism and self-growth. Roudy has also fundraised to help women access education and enrolled to study social work at the university to expand her positive impact professionally. After her bachelor’s degree, she specialized in studying for a master’s degree in network management.

Turning trauma into hope, Roudy continues to represent refugees and defend their rights of Germany’s asylum system through her political career as a member of the Integration Board and the Social Committee in the municipality of Muenster.

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