Helen is the founder and president of the Myrna Mack Foundation, an organization dedicated to challenging the culture of impunity within the Guatemalan military and seeking justice for survivors of human rights abuses.
Esperance is a young and up-and-coming women’s rights and peace activist from the province of North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Esperance works with Solidarité Féminine pour la Paix et le Développement Intégral/ Women’s Solidarity for Peace and Integrated Development (SOFEPADI) to raise awareness about sexual violence in her country and mobilize survivors to demand justice.
Mi Kun is the Vice Chairwoman of the Mon Women’s Organization (MWO), and is an avid advocate for women’s participation in peace processes. Mi Kun works to empower Burmese women through information sharing and skills development.
Annie, also known as “Ma Annie”, is the catalyst behind Peace Hut, a community led initiative in Totota, Bong County, Liberia. The initiative empowers women by educating them on their rights and mobilizing them in violence prevention and peacebuilding. Annie is a fearless women’s rights activist.
Marjorie is the Executive Director of Femmes En Action Contre La Stigmatisation Et La Discrimination Sexuelle (FACSDIS), an organization that fights against the discrimination and sexual violence faced by LGBT people in Haiti.
Julienne is the President of Female Solidarity for Integrated Peace and Development (SOFEPADI), a coalition of 40 women’s organizations in the Eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Visaka is the founder and chair of the Association of War Affected Women (AWAW) and Parents of Servicemen Missing in Action. Visaka played a key role in ending the civil war and fostering a lasting peace in post-conflict Sri Lanka, and has emerged as one of the country’s most powerful women leaders.
Hania is a seasoned journalist dedicated to ending rape and impunity for sexual violence in Egypt. Hania is herself a survivor of a brutal politically-motivated sexual assault—an experience that catapulted her into the role of outspoken activist.
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