Your weekly dose of positivity for March 19-24.
Despite the tremendous strides made worldwide to increase women’s political participation and their ability to exercise their human rights, misogyny—and often, intersectional forces of racism, classism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia—is still being used to ensure that men have the first and last word.
This past November, Peace is Loud speaker and Afghan Institute of Learning President Sakena Yacoobi was awarded the 2nd annual Sunhak Peace Prize, a prestigious international award, for “presenting the fundamental solution of refugee resettlement through education.”
Peace is Loud speaker Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda is a Zimbabwean international human rights lawyer and International Board Chair of Action Aid, an international organization working to free the world from poverty and injustice. For over 20 years, she has worked to advance women and children’s human rights, with a special focus on crisis countries and addressing issues of violence against women, peace with justice and reproductive health.