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Advocacy Awards: Highlighting Displaced Women and Girls

Advocacy Awards: Highlighting Displaced Women and Girls

Date(s) - 05/25/2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Refugees International


Tuesday, May 25, 2021, from 12 pm to 1 pm CDT.

Join Refugees International’s Advocacy Awards to celebrate humanitarian leaders who are creating a better future for women and girls.

About this event

The annual Advocacy Awards is a celebration to honor individuals who have shown extraordinary commitment to humanitarian action and the promotion of human rights.

This year’s virtual event will highlight leaders who are furthering gender equality and improving conditions for displaced women and girls worldwide.


Nadia’s Initiative, 2021 McCall-Pierpaoli Honoree

Nadia’s Initiative is dedicated to rebuilding communities in crisis and advocating globally for survivors of sexual violence. Nadia’s Initiative’s current work is focused on the sustainable redevelopment of the Yazidi homeland in Sinjar, Iraq. All Nadia’s Initiative programs are community-driven, survivor-centric, and work to promote long term peacebuilding.

Dr. Amani Ballour, 2021 Exceptional Service Award

Amani Ballour is a Syrian resident pediatrician who received the distinguished 2020 Raoul Wallenberg prize for her courage and humanitarian work as a doctor in a secret, underground hospital nicknamed “The Cave” during the siege of Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus. Her story is featured in the Oscar-nominated National Geographic documentary The Cave.



Remarks from Nadia Murad, 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Interview with Dr. Amani Ballour, 2020 Raoul Wallenberg Prize Laureate and Syria’s “Cave Doctor”

Moderated by Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, United Nations

Slam poetry performance by Emi Mahmoud, World Poetry Slam Champion and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador


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