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How to Build Peace During a Pandemic

As the coronavirus continues to change the way our society and communities interact, we are left wondering what will happen to the momentum that the peacebuilding movement has cultivated. Will activists and advocates get pushed to the fringe? Or will they rise to the challenge and continue to build peace during a pandemic?

Activists across the globe use new and old techniques to help them achieve their goals—and we are taking note.

Here are six strategies and tactics that will bolster your activities to build peace during a pandemic.

Motherhood in Conflict: Grace's Story by Esther Mulders for Girls' Globe

Motherhood in Conflict: Grace’s Story

Stories of motherhood and the female experience during war are often excluded and unexplored. This neglect shows in the little attention such stories get in the public discourse and in policy agendas. But without these stories, we miss the voices that are so important for

Bringing Humor & Diversity to Netflix with Gena-mour Barrett by We Belong for Girls' Globe

Bringing Humor & Diversity to Netflix with Gena-mour Barrett

For the fifth episode of We Belong Podcast, we go to the UK to meet Gena-mour Barrett, a journalist and Editorial Creative Manager at Netflix UK, where she curates the Netflix IX interview series.

In our conversation, we dive into her personal story, her childhood in South London and her passion for writing. We also discuss humour and satire in the media, representation and diversity in the entertainment industry and, of course, her views on Brexit!

Míriam Hatibi on Activism Against Islamophobia by We Belong for Girls' Globe

Míriam Hatibi on Activism Against Islamophobia

For the third episode of We Belong Podcast, we take you to Spain to meet Míriam Hatibi. Míriam is an activist against racism and islamophobia and the author of ‘Look Me in the Eye’ and ‘Leila’.

Is the Climate Change Movement Too White? By Chante Moos for Girls' Globe

Is the Climate Movement too White?

I believe it is important to highlight the work of black and brown girls in the climate change movement. They have to endure multiple forms of discrimination in society. But intersectionality is not as simple as suddenly featuring more minorities in the media so that the aesthetics do not look so bad. It’s about listening to activists’ concerns and giving diverse voices the opportunity to lead as well. This counts for all movements. Intersectionality is essential if we want a cause to be effective.

Why We Need Trauma Sensitive Media by Esther Mulders for Girls' Globe

Why We Need Trauma-Sensitive Media & Journalism

It seems that media coverage of highly sensitive topics, such as war-time sexual violence, is not always about educating the public and empowering the speaker. Instead, it is about shock and entertainment.

Hopes for the Future after the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 | Girls' Globe on the ground

Hopes for the Future after the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25

“My vision is that we will have all girls being able to access sexual and reproductive health knowledge and rights.”
– Mourine Achieng, Moving the Goalposts

This week, Girls’ Globe has been on the ground at the Nairobi Summit to amplify the voices of grassroots activists, youth leaders and passionate advocates. 25 years ago, in 1994, the International Conference on Population and Development adopted a landmark Programme of Action. There has been significant progress since then, but dramatic inequality remains, and we have a long way still to go. What happens after this year’s summit is crucial.

In this video, we hear from women about their hopes and visions for the future.

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Lina Lindahl: Change is Constant

In this episode of The Power of Your Story Podcast, Girls’ Globe founder Julia Wiklander speaks with Lina Lindahl. Lina and Julia are good friends, and have an honest conversation in Lina’s living room in Malmö, Sweden. After living in the United States for 10 years, Lina’s visa was rejected and she was forced to return to Sweden – a place that no longer felt like home. She talks about overcoming setbacks, identity, community and family.

Lina’s confidence has taken her far in life, but she asks, “What happens if you fail, who are you then? Who am I without my success?”

Nancy’s Birth Story: taking charge of your experience

In this episode we hear from Nancy. Despite more interventions than she wished for, giving birth was ultimately an empowering experience for her. It’s wonderful to hear her talk about her Baby Shower, where she gathered the women in her family and asked them to

Motherhood in Conflict, Stories from Women in Uganda who became mothers in a time of war, violence and abuse

Motherhood in Conflict: Colleen’s Story

In northern Uganda, many mothers have lived through armed conflict. Some gave birth in a time when murder, abduction, mutilation and rape were common practices. It was a time when child soldiers were forced to kill loved ones. What would it be like to become

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