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From the Philippines to New York: Girl Ambassadors for Peace make waves internationally

From the Philippines to New York: Girl Ambassadors for Peace make waves internationally May 1, 2018 by Katrina Leclerc* On April 25, 2018, Sophia Dianne Garcia, the Girl+ Ambassadors for Peace coordinator for the Philippines, a sister organization based on the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders’ Girl Ambassadors for Peace program, made her way to…

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Girl Ambassadors for Peace: Youth represent promise, not peril!

This week we are celebrating the power of youth working together for a more peaceful and sustainable future. As the Secretary General’s Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake, from Sri Lanka has declared at the first-ever UN Security Council Open Debate on Youth, Peace and Security on April 23rd, UNSCR 2250 “recognizes that young people drive change…

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Girl Ambassadors support and promote feminine hygiene in DRC

The Girl Ambassadors for Peace not only learn advocacy skills that will help them fight against the discrimination of women, but they also learn practical skills to elevate them socio-economically. Sylvie Katchunga from South Kivu, DRC explains she has learnt how to make feminine hygiene products, allowing her to make a living while supporting women’s…

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South Sudan Girl Ambassadors work towards ending sexual gender-based violence while in Uganda refugee camp

Up to 65% of women and girls in South Sudan experience physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. Now in refugee camps in Uganda, GNWP’s Girl Ambassadors for Peace continue their fight to support victims of sexual gender-based violence. Mariam Shenshen, originally from Eastern Equatoria, helps victims of sexual violence to report rape cases in the camp….

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Calling the International Community Post-OECD 2018 Global Forum on Development

Calling the International Community Post-OECD 2018 Global Forum on Development April 10, 2018 by Katrina Leclerc* On April 5th, 2018, the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders’ Girl Ambassador for Peace, Noella Muhamiriza, traveled to Paris, France for the 2018 Global Forum on Development hosted by the OECD. “Words cannot describe the amount of excitement I…

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