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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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Girl Ambassador for Peace presents at 2018 OECD Global Forum on Development

Girl Ambassador for Peace presents at OECD Global Forum on Development April 5, 2018 by Katrina Leclerc* Noella Muhamirizia, Girl Ambassador for Peace from South-Kivu, DRC is representing the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP) at the OECD Global Forum on Development in France on April 5, 2018. Noella will be presenting on the Girl…

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Girl Ambassadors lead as entrepreneurs in their own fields!

Women make up 60% of Africa’s farmers!  Meet Nicole Mbambu Musimbi, GNWP’s Girl Ambassador for Peace from Beni, North Kivu, DRC who just started a rabbit farming business. Nicole shows us how young women are the driving force of the global agricultural industry as they ensure food security for their communities. Young women entrepreneurs in the agricultural…

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