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Born to a Syrian father and a Hausa-Fulani mother, Laila had only primary school education when she was married off at the age of 12. When she grew up to know the value of education, Laila started to advocate for girl-child education.
Laila Dongoyaro was known for fighting for Northern women’s right and the poor. Her journey into women’s activism stemmed from her childhood experience.

In 1963, she became a founding member of Jamiyar Matan Arewa, an NGO created to support poor families in Northern Nigerian communities.
Her husband then was an older man who worked for G.B. Ollivant. The NGO grew to establish a nursery school and a day care centre; from there, they expanded to a primary school, a junior secondary school, a senior secondary school and a centre of NECO and WAEC.

The organization established schools, WAEC centres and gave support to women's suffrage in the region. Dogonyaro's foray into politics started in 1977, when she contested an election in the Tundun Wada Constituency. In 1979, she was a member of National Party of Nigeria.
She also campaigned against a major feminine problem which is notable amongst Northern women, Vesico Vaginal Fistula, an abnormal fistulous tract extending between the bladder and the vagina that allows the continuous involuntary discharge of urine into the vaginal vault.
However, despite years of agitation, Nigerian women had yet to occupy their rightful position in the nation’s political space, something Laila attributed to the unwillingness of men to accommodate them.

She received many awards and was conferred with the traditional title of Garkuwar Garki and the national honour of Officer of the Order of Niger (OON), among others.

She died at the age of 66 in 2011.

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