Nasteho Mohamed has gone to school in Sweden and learned that everyone is equal and that women and men have the same rights.

But she says that the same clan structure and oppression of women that she lived with in Somalia, also exists in Borlänge.

She mentioned this crying in a Facebook video recently.

A Swedish-Somali media profile then broadcast an interview with her on social media.

Dalarnas Tidningar has also reported on this.

The incident has aroused strong feelings among compatriots.

Some people think that she paints the whole group black.

But that is not the purpose, says the 22-year-old who is a member of the Center Party's youth union.

On the other hand, she wants a more open debate about the conservative structures that exist among some Icelanders, including Tjärna Ängar in Borlänge.

- Somalis are my people and I love them, but I do not allow women to be oppressed. 

Scrub the toilet

What ignited the spark to openly take a stand was an event in the Somali association UMIS 'premises in Tjärna Ängar in Borlänge.

Before moving to new premises, she wanted to help, but a man is said to have urged her to go home and come back later to clean the toilet.

It was something to do for a woman.

According to her, it was one of several examples she experienced within the association that she accuses of being governed by clan thinking and conservative norms. 

UMIS states that the individual incident in the premises is being investigated, but rejects other allegations and believes that the entire association's activities should not be blacked out. 

UMIS welcomes the debate

The association's chairman Abdullahi Sheikh Ali denies the accusation that clan affiliation governs who decides.

He says that everyone is welcome and that the association works to strengthen everyone's inclusion.

The positive that can come from the debate is a more open discussion about the view of women, he says. 

- It is very important that you debate these issues, he says. 

Have lost everything

That Nasteho Mohamed so openly discusses these issues is not welcomed by everyone.

Countrymen who normally visit her no longer do so. 

- But I have to talk now because I have already lost everything I have left.

I have lost my family, I have lost my family, just because I have gone my own way. 

Why is it important to raise these issues? 

- Because what happened to me, will happen to other women. 

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