60Â year-old Safiyo Jama Gayre has graduated from Puntland State University in Somalia â€“ making history as the institutionâ€™s oldest female graduate.
She told the BBC Somali Service she went to study law â€“ and Sharia â€“ in order to help victims of rape and other issues affecting women.
In divorce settlements, it is usually the man who gets everything – but she saysÂ her studies showed that this was wrong:
I found no place in our religion to hurt or harm women – therefore this culture must end.”
She said that at first she was the butt of friendly jokes from her younger classmates during her four-year course, who fondly called her â€śgrandmaâ€ť.
But, guess what, I was the first student to submit my thesis.”
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