I am a young woman from South Sudan, also known as the world’s youngest nation, which is still in a process of building our democracy after years of protracted conflict. I am passionate about my country's future, and confident that inclusion of women, especially young women, in the nation-building process is crucial to achieving sustainable and prosperous peace, and a strong democracy. With our first general election coming up, now is the time to take action.
Four decades after the million person protest march in New York against the build-up of nuclear arms, and 25 years after the signing of the Landmine Treaty in Ottawa, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams amplifies the call to stop the proliferation of these terrifying weapons of mass destruction as the world faces the heightened possibility of a nuclear attack by Russia.
Women leading everyday peace in Ukraine. Women sparking and driving revolution in Iran. Women finding a way forward for peace in Yemen. It has been our honor and our privilege to stand with them and amplify their stories and their calls in the past six months.
Aisy's was a life full of promise just beginning to be fulfilled.
Krakow, Poland. #World Refugee Day
“It is time to stand up, sisters, and do some of the most unthinkable things. We have the power to turn our upsidedown world right.” – Leymah Gbowee
Feminism, when you look at it, as Gloria Steinem does, as the recognition of the full humanity and full equality of both men and women, is peace work.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee was recently invited to Tripoli to deliver a speech on the role of women in transforming conflict and leading reconciliation in Libya. When she saw who was in the audience, she changed her prepared speech...