Webinar and Video: Young Women Fighting for Our Planet

. WOMEN’S EQUALITY . .

An announcement and video from Nonviolence International (updated)

We are excited to invite you to join us for Nonviolence International’s weekly Wednesday webinar series called We Are All Part of One Another— April 22nd at 10:30 am-12:00 pm EDT (1430-1600 GMT). This Wednesday we focus on “Young Women Fighting for Our Planet” featuring Phyllis Omido from Kenya, Kehkashan Basu of the United Arab Emirates, Tamara Lorincz from Canada, Juhee Lee from Korea, and hosted by Dr. Maia Hallward.


video of webinar

Panelists include:


Phyllis Omido: A Kenyan environmental activist. She was one of 6 people to be awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2015. She is known for organizing protests against a lead-smelting plant located in the middle of Owino Uhuru, a slum near Mombasa. The plant was causing lead poisoning by raising the lead content in the environment, killing residents, in particular children, and harming others, including her own child. The plant was ultimately closed.  She is the founder of the Centre for Justice, Governance and Environmental Action (CJGEA).

Kehkashan Basu: A climate, ecology, and human rights activist. She is a United Nations Human Rights Champion, Youngest Recipient of Canada’s Top 25 Women of Influence, Winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize and Founder-President of Green Hope Foundation. She is also the Youth Lead of the Toronto-St.Paul’s Constituency Youth Council, Youngest Recipient of L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Canada, a Climate Reality Leader, TEDx Speaker, Youth Ambassador of World Future and Former Global Coordinator of Children and Youth at the United Nations Environment Programme MGFC. Her organization works with young people and other sections of civil society in 15 countries, especially with marginalized youth and women, fighting for the rights of women and children.

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How can webinars and online courses contribute to the culture of peace?

Do women have a special role to play in the peace movement?

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Tamara Lorincz: A Ph.D. candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School for International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has a Masters in International Politics & Security Studies from the University of Bradford and a Law degree and MBA specializing in environmental law and management from Dalhousie University. Her research is on the climate and environmental impacts of the military. She’s a member of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Tamara is also on the advisory committee of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and the No to NATO Network. She was involved in the international 2019 No to NATO mobilization and started the monthly protest against NATO in Toronto in 2019.

Juhee Lee: A former intern at Nonviolence International from Korea, a staffer at the Korean Climate Change Center.

Our host Dr. Maia Carter Hallward, is a full professor at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA, in the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development and Executive Editor of the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. Maia has published widely in the fields of international relations, civil resistance, and international conflict management, including textbooks on International Conflict Management (2019, Routledge) and Nonviolence (2015, Polity).  A former intern at Nonviolence International, she became a vegetarian for environmental reasons at 13.

Through these timely webinars, Nonviolence International will educate, inspire, and build a strong community as we work for a better world.

Over the coming months, we will be hosting an impressive range of nonviolent activists, thinkers, and leaders. We hope that you will make our new webinar series a regular part of your week. Each week you will hear a powerful story of how people are using creative nonviolence in these difficult days. 

We look forward to an interactive and inspirational webinar series

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