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Young Congolese Women Start Businesses as They Fight Sexual and Gender-based Violence

Young Congolese Women Start Businesses as They Fight Sexual and Gender-based Violence July 19, 2018 by Katrina Leclerc* Wivine, Esther, Anitha, Nadine, Immaculée, and Ruth collect discarded tires on weekends. They make furniture out of these discarded tires and sell them for a small profit around their city of Goma.  These young women are members…

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Girl Ambassadors for Peace: Leaders of Today, Change-Makers of Tomorrow

Girl Ambassadors for Peace: Leaders of Today, Change-Makers of Tomorrow June 27, 2018 by Anne Lescure “Often in academia there is a lot of critique about empowerment models because of the fact that empowerment is seen as having to go with empowering someone to be able to have a voice. GNWP does not believe that,…

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Nothing about us, without us! Local Ukrainian women raise their voices for the implementation of UNSCR 1325

The GNWP and DDC teams with civil society and local authorities in Kherson, Ukraine. (Photo credit: Knarik Mktrchyan)   Nothing about us, without us! Local Ukrainian women raise their voices for the implementation of UNSCR 1325  June 21, 2018 by Anne Lescure* Kiev, Ukraine – “The big difference between women and men in Ukraine is…

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GNWP stands with refugees

On World Refugee Day we stand with refugees, we are proud to support our Girl Ambassadors for Peace from South Sudan who continue fighting for their rights while relocated in the Rhino Camp in Uganda. We ought to empower young women refugees to make their journey safer and their future brighter. — Pour la Journée…

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Young women demand economic opportunities

Young women demand economic opportunities June 18, 2018 by Katrina Leclerc* Speaking at the World Trade Organization’s Global Forum on Inclusive Trade for Least-Developed Countries in Geneva on June 13-14, Noëlla Muhamiriza and Ariane Moza, Girl Ambassadors for Peace from South Kivu, urged the international community to help young women to become economically independent. The…

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