Peace & Justice

Meet 10 women from around the world who fight for justice. Introduced by Jude Kelly.

Angela Davis at the Royal Festival Hall (2019-03-08) by Alice BoageyWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Peace and Justice

Jude Kelly introduces the theme of Peace & Justice

"There have been extraordinary women on frontlines and behind the scenes, trying to get justice in all kinds of ways. 

Justice systems were invented by men, with women as the after thought and that needs challenging"

Peace and Justice: Mohna Ansari (2020) by Buna DhuganaWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Mohna Ansari - Lawyer and Rights Activist - Kathmandu

"This is unfortunate that large number of women rural to urban areas still face sex and gender based violence in various forms. This situation must change. I am committed to end all forms of violence against women. Let’s join hands. Let’s stand firm against GBV Violence. Together we can."

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Justice: Hiba (2020) by Layla, a Storytelling Sister trained by Lotus FlowerWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Hiba - Sixth Grade Student - Kurdistan

"This superiority, I consider it the superiority of my family… I gift this superiority to the spirit of each and every mother who lost their daughters on 3rd August 2014 when ISIS terrorists attacked. I would like them to consider me like their daughter..."

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Peace and Justice: Marilyn Mosby (2020) by Khamaree "Kham" OwensWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Marilyn Mosby - 25th Attorney for Baltimore City - Baltimore

"As Black women, we have lived under a system of racial injustice and must use our collective voices for good. We have a unique perspective."

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Peace and Justice: Hacer Foggo (2020) by Elif KahveciWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Hacer Foggo - Human Rights Advocate & Writer - Istanbul

"Women’s poverty does not imply only a lack of income and physical resources, but at the same time the state of being powerless on the streets and at home. The main reasons for this are gender roles, domestic inequality and inequality in education."

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Peace and Justice: Nighat Dad (2020) by Khaula JamilWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Nighat Dad - Lawyer and Internet Activist - Karachi

"I have always seen myself as a leader - not a boss or an employer. Our work on digital rights sets an important precedent, not only in Pakistan, but in South Asia. I believe it is very important to trust yourself and surround yourself with people who encourage you to be resilient.

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Peace and Justice: Irone Santiago (2020) by Aline FonsecaWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Irone Santiago - Human Rights Activist - Rio de Janeiro

"It is difficult to talk about peace and justice in a country where the laws do not work for a large part of our society – I’m talking about Black and peripheral communities living in favelas in the country. Justice in Brazil is not for the poor, but we’ll fight until the end for this to be a reality."

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Peace and Justice: Ying Li (2020) by Liao LuluWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Ying Li - Lawyer - Beijing

"As an advocate and practitioner of gender equality, "peace and justice" in my eyes is to eliminate gender violence and achieve gender equality. As a lawyer and the leader of a women's NGO, I will continue to promote the improvement of laws to eliminate gender-based violence, provide stronger support to victims, and encourage more people to join it."

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Peace and Justice: Helena Kennedy (2020) by Paula Abu "Narcography"WOW - Women of the World Foundation

Helena Kennedy - Lawyer - London

“In my many years of practicing in the field of criminal justice, I have seen up close the law’s failure to deliver justice for women and girls. The Law is male. In every nation in the world it was conceived from a male perspective. We need radical change."

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Peace and Justice: Debbie Kilroy OAM (2020) by Mana SalsaliWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Debbie Kilroy OAM - Activist - Brisbane

“I’ve been in prison as both an adult and child. From hard experience I know that our legal system delivers punishment for poverty, not justice. It is driven by racism, not justice. It perpetuates violence, not peace. A truly just society is one where everyone has their basic rights met."

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Peace and Justice: Maryam Uwais (2020) by Mohini UfeliWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Maryam Uwais - Special Advisor to President Buhari

Maryam works as a legal practitioner and human rights activist with over 36 years cognate law practice experience including the Kano State Ministry of Justice. She has also worked as a consultant to the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, UNICEF, the World Bank, and DfID.

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