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GNWP welcomes 4th Cora Weiss Peacebuilding Fellow: Heela Yoon from Afghanistan

GNWP welcomes 4th Cora Weiss Peacebuilding Fellow: Heela Yoon from Afghanistan November 25, 2019 by Beatriz Ciordia “I grew up in a patriarchal society where women face harassment and discrimination on a daily basis. Women make up 48.45% of the Afghan population. Only 19% women have college education; and only 16% women are in the…

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#BehindTheAdvocacy: Shalini Medepalli

#BehindTheAdvocacy: Meet Shalini Medepalli, a GNWP Research and Advocacy Intern from the United Kingdom. Shalini is currently a first-year student at the University of Cambridge in London, UK. She is pursuing a Master’s degree in Development Studies.   “The amount of freedom and trust given to interns at GNWP was such a pleasant surprise from the…

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#BehindTheAdvocacy: Anne Campbell

#BehindTheAdvocacy: Meet Anne Campbell, a GNWP Research and Advocacy Intern from Canada. Anne is currently a third-year student at Western University in Ontario, Canada. She is pursuing an honors degree in Political Science.   “As an intern, GNWP truly immerses you in international advocacy and program implementation. From the moment you join the team, you are…

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Failing justice systems – women and girls are victims of the systems designed to protect them

Failing justice systems – women and girls are victims of the systems designed to protect them September 16, 2019 by Eliza Beckerman-Lee Edited by Katrina Leclerc   Cyntoia Brown was 16 years old when she received her life sentence by the United States justice system, on August 7th, 2019 at age 31, she walked free…

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#BehindTheAdvocacy: Hidehiko Yamashita

#BehindTheAdvocacy: Meet Hidehiko Yamashita, a GNWP Research and Advocacy Intern from Japan. Hide is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in International Studies at Soka University of America where he is majoring in Peace Studies and East Asian History. “Although I have been interested in human rights issues, I never thought of it as my career…

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