VIDEO – “Inclusive Security: Standing Up To Violence”

   •    January 20, 2016

Every four hours…
That’s how often a woman is killed in Mexico.

1.7 million…
The number of people displaced by violence in South Sudan.

Years that the world’s longest-running civil war—in Myanmar—has been raging.

These are just numbers. Staggering, but faceless. Behind them are countless stories of those who have suffered from violence—and those who have persisted in the face of it. Last week, at Harvard’s JFK Jr. Forum, six women from volatile areas around the world conveyed their stories of standing up to conflict and extremism. Facing death threats and kidnappings, these leaders from Iraq, Mexico, Myanmar, South Sudan, Sudan, and Ukraine, continue to prevent bloodshed, end wars, and rebuild their countries.


  • Lilia Aguilar
  • Apuk Ayuel
  • Olga Bogomolets
  • Suzan Aref Maroof
  • May Sabe Phyu
  • Huda Shafig
  • Ambassador Swanee Hunt (Moderator)

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