Your weekly dose of positivity for February 11 - 17.
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.
Fereshteh Forough is a Peace is Loud speaker and Founder of Code to Inspire, an organization that seeks to empower Afghan women through education and technology. In 2013, she was a TED speaker on digital literacy—knowledge, skills, and behaviors used to access digital devices—and communication without borders.
Today marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, a global campaign by individuals and groups calling for an end to all forms of violence against women.
Peace is Loud is thrilled to announce our new speaker, Lucy McBath. The deadly shooting of her 17-year old son, Jordan Russell Davis, for playing loud music, turned Lucy into a champion for common sense gun legislation and solutions. The Q&A below was conducted by Peace is Loud's Events & Communications Manager, Joanna Hoffman.
Peace is Loud speaker Leymah Gbowee recently delivered the commencement address at Dartmouth, originally posted on Dartmouth's website.