Farida Nabourema is a prolific social activist and writer, recently emerging as the unequivocal voice of Togo’s pro-democracy movement. Farida has been a fearless advocate for democracy and human rights in Togo since she was a teenager. Through over 300 articles written on her blog and other sites, Farida denounces corruption, dictatorship and promotes a form of progressive Pan Africanism. In 2014, Farida published a book in French titled “La Pression de oppression” (The Pressure of Oppression) in which she discussed the different forms of oppressions that people face throughout Africa and highlighted the need for youth and women to be politically engaged.
Farida is also the Executive Director of the Togolese Civil League, an NGO that promotes democracy and human rights in Togo trough grassroot organizing, civic education and advocacy. Prior to taking that position, Farida founded the Faure Must Go movement in 2011 where she organized thousands of Togolese youths to stand against the dictatorial regime of Faure Gnassingbe. Faure Must Go has become the slogan for the civil resistance movement in Togo of which Farida is one of the most well-known leaders.