2019 - 16 Days of Activism

Meet Louise McGowan, Northern Ireland

Activist, grad student and former tailor, Louise McGowan, grew up in Belfast towards the end of the Troubles.

Meet Louise McGowan, Northern Ireland

Living in Northern Ireland throughout the peace process inspired a keen interest in human rights, justice and equality that ultimately ended her career as a tailor. Sick of working for rich white men? So was Louise. She ultimately pivoted to support groups working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in London and Belfast—including Peace People, co-founded by Nobel peace laureate, Mairead Maguire! Let Louise tell you the full story below. 

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Read more about the awesome work of Peace People on their website.

Earlier this year Louise attended Claiming Our Space: Emerging Feminist Voices for Peace—our summit co-hosted by Nobel peace laureate, Leymah Gbowee, and the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa!