Promoting the Sustainable Development Goals.
The SDG Media Zone is one of the main features of the UN General Assembly High-Level week. It’s where people and organizations who work to advance the Sustainable Development Goals, are recognized and celebrated. Our Founding President held talks with Mexican actress Cecilia Suarez and Gambian Women’s Rights Activist Jaha Dukureh. Both women have been using their fame and platforms to promote Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals: Gender Equality.
Jaha Dukureh is a survivor of Female Genital Mutilation. Through her tireless grassroots campaigning across her native Gambia, she was instrumental in the Gambian Government’s ban on female Genital Mutilation.
Cecilia Suarez for her part has been raising awareness on violence against women and girls and other forms of human rights violation to over one million people on her social media platforms.
The three women discussed how to change attitudes and ensure that all girls have access to quality education.