Young Women Leaders and Peacebuilders on the Frontline of Crisis


9:00 am - 11:30 am

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Join us August 14 @ 10 AM EDT (New York Time) to celebrate #YouthDay!🌟

The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders is hosting, with the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Austrian Development Cooperation, Permanent Missions of the Dominican Republic, Norway + Switzerland to the UN, UN Women, Global Kids & Canadian Council of Young Feminists: Young Women Leaders & Peacebuilders on the Frontlines of Crises

Highlight the important contributions of young women to:

🕊 peacebuilding + sustaining peace

⛑ humanitarian emergency response

💣 prevention of violent extremism

❌ combatting sexual and gender-based violence

📚 right to education

🩺 health security

🌱 climate justice

✊🏿 ending racism & police brutality #BLM

Speakers include:

– Hon. Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, Canada

– Hon. Li Andersson, Minister of Education, Finland

– Hon. Marilou McPhedran, Senator, Canada

– Hon. Sarah Elago, Member of Parliament, Philippines

– H.E. Jose Singer, Ambassador, Dominican Republic

– Dominique Favre, Chargé d’Affaires, Switzerland

– Marita Sørheim-Rensvik, Special Envoy for Women, Peace and Security, Norway

– Desiree Schweitzer, Director General for Development Cooperation, Ministry for European and International Affairs, Austria

– Dr. Rima Salah, Former UNICEF Deputy Executive Director, Jordan

– Anita Bhatia, Deputy Executive Director for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships, UN Women

– Mavic Cabrera Balleza, CEO and Founder, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

– Alaa Salah, peace activist, Sudan

– Heela Yoon, Cora Weiss Fellow, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

– LasTesis Colectivo, Chile

– Asmin Monib, Young Women Leaders for Peace, Philippines

– Rimu Sultana Rimu, Young Women Leaders for Peace, Bangladesh

– Philomena Wankenge, Founder of Freedom Fighters DC, USA

– Esther Eboh, Youth Leader, Global Kids Inc, USA

– Muzoon Almellehan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, Syria

– Nicole Musimbi, Young Women Leaders for Peace, Democratic Republic of Congo

– Petrider Paul, Member of the African Union Youth Advisory Council, Tanzania


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