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#peacetalks with Human Rights Activist Saba Ismail @ Eaton Workshop

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#peacetalks with Human Rights Activist Saba Ismail

Presented by Peace Direct x Eaton Workshop

co-sponsored by +Peace and Search for Common Ground

@ Eaton Workshop

On September 20th in the Beverly Snow Room at Eaton Workshop 6:00pm-8:00pm, Human Rights Activist and Co-Founder of Aware Girls in Pakistan, Saba Ismail, will share her experience fostering peace amid war.

EATON WORKSHOP | BEVERLY SNOW ROOM
1201 K St NW, Washington, DC 20005

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September 20th, 2019

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Meet and greet

6:30pm - 7:00pm
Talk and Q&A

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Reception


About #peacetalks:


Peace Direct, in partnership with Eaton Workshop, is hosting a series of #peacetalks with local peacebuilders from conflict zones around the world. Speakers discuss innovative and practical ways to promote a more peaceful society. They also discuss ways in which individuals can practice building peace in their own communities.

#peacetalks educates, energizes and empowers all people to foster peace

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About the Peacebuilder

Saba Ismail is a feminist and peace activist, and is working for the empowerment of young women. At the age of 15, she co-founded Aware Girls, a young-women-led organization working to strengthen the leadership capacity of young women in Pakistan so they can advocate for equal access of women to health, education, governance, political participation and other social services. The organization is active in a context of militancy and religious extremism, complicated by poor governance, poverty and low literacy. The young women of Aware Girls engage in Countering Violent Extremism programs, including those that dissuade young people from joining militant groups, create open spaces for dialogue, revitalize indigenous culture destroyed by militants, and promote nonviolence and pluralism in the community. She supports the idea of strengthening girls' voices to bring prosperity in her community and firmly believes that change has to come through the younger generation.

Saba was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as a member of the Advisory Group for the Progress Study on Youth, Peace and Security because of her expertise and work on youth, peace and countering/preventing violent extremism.

Her work was cited by anthropologist Scott Atran in a debate in the UN Security Council as a successful example of training young activists to become peacebuilders, and covered in different media, including Science, The Guardian, BBC, The Hill, Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Newsdeeply, The Ferret and The Independent.

Saba is the advisor to the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS. She is a co-founder of the South Asian Regional Feminists Forum on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and is an alumna of the International Visitors Leadership Program USA and a Hurford Youth Fellow.

Saba was awarded the 2017 Red Bangle Award for her work on women’s rights and the Chirac Prize for Conflict Prevention for her efforts toward peace, nonviolence and conflict prevention in Pakistan. Foreign Policy Magazine recognized her as one of its 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2013, and she was acknowledged in the 30 under 30 Campaign by the National Endowment for Democracy for her long struggle for democracy, peace and women’s rights.


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