This summer, we had two dynamic and inspiring women join us as Mandela Fellows. We welcomed Josephine Nkrurunziza (Rwanda), a gender and accountability specialist with experience in program management of girls' and women's issues, and Ayanda Simangele (Swaziland), a champion of equal rights in community development. The two brought their unique backgrounds to work with us on the 16 Days Campaign.
CWGL had the pleasure of hosting former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff for a luncheon in April to discuss feminist political leadership during a rising conservative climate. The dialogue took place among an audience of feminist human rights leaders who engaged with Ms. Rousseff on issues crucial to their work and constituencies.
In April, CWGL Faculty Director, Radhika Balakrishnan brought together Margaret Huang (Executive Director, Amnesty USA), Anthony Romero (Executive Director, ACLU) and Vince Warren (Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights) to engage in the conversation: Moving Forward: Defending Civil Liberties and Human Rights.