Women play an essential role in creating a more peaceful and just world. You can see it in all of World Learning’s education, sustainable development, and exchange programs: women around the world are making a difference in peacebuilding, civil rights, science, and countering extremism.
In this article, you’ll get to know about 3 woman, who are making the huge difference around the world.
Fadia Najib Thabet:
Pushing to Include Women in Peacebuilding. One year ago, Fadia Najib Thabet won the U.S. Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award for her work protecting children from Al Qaeda and Houthi militias in Yemen. For six years, she rescued children who had been abducted, forced to be soldiers, and raped, and she helped them reintegrate into their communities. Thabet also documented human rights violations and developed an action plan with the United Nations to better protect children from conflict.
Working Toward a Better Future Through Youth and Community Advocacy.Dorothy Stoneman’s journey to the frontlines of the Civil Rights Movement can be traced back to a summer abroad in France with The Experiment in International Living. The experience expanded her worldview and ultimately set her on the path to become a teacher, community advocate, and founder of YouthBuild USA, which helps low-income youth earn their GEDs or high school diplomas, learn job skills, and serve their communities by building affordable and increasingly green units of housing.
Yasmine Yehia Moustafa:
Changing the World Through STEM Education.Yasmine Yehia Moustafa made her first discovery two years ago. The 18-year-old Egyptian high schooler devised an innovative system that filters water through burning rice straw to help communities across Egypt access clean water. For her discovery, Moustafa won first place in the earth and environmental sciences category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair — and NASA even named an asteroid in her honor.
Moustafa developed the water filtration system as her capstone project at the Maadi STEM School for Girls, one of 11 high schools World Learning has established across Egypt as part of the USAID-funded Egypt STEM Schools Project (ESSP).