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The Alliance Honours Women Humanitarians

19 Aug 2019
The Alliance

To celebrate World Humanitarian Day 2019, the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action honoured women working on the front lines of child protection. Over two dozen women were nominated by their peers for their work around the world, including the United Kingdom, Iraq, South Sudan, Nigeria and the Philippines.

Nominees specialise in all areas of child protection: sexual and gender-based violence, sport for protection, social work, education and more. These women were applauded for training and mentoring others in child protection in humanitarian action, advocating for the best interests of the child, providing hope and rehabilitation to children formerly associated with armed forces or groups, and "risk[ing] their lives...in the service of many women and children in emergencies". 

The Alliance is pleased to join in thanking and honouring these women, and all the men and women, who give selflessly of themselves to create a safer, happier and healthier life for all children everywhere:

  • Anita Queirazza
  • Yusuf Abba
  • Justine Abenaitwe 
  • Easter Achieng
  • Leila Bell 
  • Lauren Bienkowski
  • Leilani Elliott 
  • MariaSole Fanuzzi 
  • Néelam Fida
  • Selena Fortich
  • Fatuma Ibrahim
  • Camilla Jones 
  • Julu Justine
  • Kaisa-Leena Juvonen
  • Joan Mwende Kiema 
  • Joan Kipwola
  • Jenny Marx
  • Vanda Meyfa
  • Mumtaz Mia
  • Japhet Grace Moleta
  • Joyce Mutiso 
  • Rhoda Nyakato
  • Nancy Okoth
  • Alex Shaphren 
  • Mousumi Sikia
  • Emilia Sorrentino
  • Andrea Sousa
  • Makiba Yamano

Read more about the nominees on the Alliance Facebook page (#WHD2019, #WomenHumanitarians). 


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