Maureen Twahirwa is a Rwandan citizen and a mother who is passionate about advocating for women, girls and young people. She has worked in the private sector, as well as in national and international organizations to make that difference.

In this episode of The Power of Stories Podcast, Maureen Twahirwa discusses

  • her recent move from Rwanda to South Sudan, wanting to do more for communities while also pursuing career growth.
  • working to end to gender-based violence and to advance everyone’s rights, with a focus on the rights of women, girls, and young people.
  • the great strength and potential of young people in creating positive change.
  • the gap in gender equality.
  • combining her career with her responsibilities as a mother.
  • involving her family and children in her decision to work in South Sudan, and the role of technology in staying connected with her family.
  • the importance of seeking help from the support system around us and encouraging every woman and every girl to use their voice to encourage or advocate for others.
  • using her own voice to make a difference in terms of policy changes, programming and services for those whose voices are not heard yet they contribute to peace and sustainable development.

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