Ms Salma Hemed is a Public Relations Officer by profession and currently works as the Deputy Executive Director of HAKI Africa. Ms Hemed oversees gender related issues including women and youth affected with violent extremism. With her ongoing study of Bachelor of Counselling Psychology, Ms Salma helps the community by giving them psycho social support as well as guiding and counselling sessions. She has been at the forefront of agitating for the rights of community women and youth from marginalised communities as well as advocating for observance of human rights and good governance from local to international levels. Besides HAKI Africa, Ms Salma has also worked with other civil society organisations in the country. Ms Salma has also attached to legal firms including Aboubakar, Mwanakitina and Company Advocates. She is a trainer with the Pan African Human Rights Defenders Network.