Sidiga Abdelrahim Washi is a Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences/Community Nutrition and former Dean of the School of Family/Health Sciences at Ahfad University for Women-Sudan. She is a women’s activist who has presented at numerous regional and international conferences on women rights, violence against women, gender equality and the role of women in peace and development. Professor Washi has served as chair for multiple Sudanese Women's Organizations and was a Board advisor for the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA Network). Internationally, she served as Vice President for the Africa Region for the International Federation of Home Economics (IFHE) from 2006-2010 and the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) from 1992-1996. Professor Washi was awarded the Glen Murphy International Award by the Women’s Club at Iowa State University for her contribution to the advancement of women in Sudan.