In today’s world where headlines about intolerance and violence dominate the news, we need to support those risking their lives to stand up to violent extremism.
Gulalai Ismail is one of these courageous people. At the age of 16 she co-founded award winning organisation Aware Girls which runs targeted workshops aimed at training young people in conflict resolution, non-violence and countering violent extremism in Pakistan.
A champion of women’s rights who has spoken at the UN and won prestigious awards for her work as a peace activist, Gulalai is doing monumental things to make her community in Pakistan a better place.
On 19 April Gulalai is taking the time from her busy schedule as a world renowned peace activist to share with us her vision for an equal and peaceful world, and reveal how she is fighting to achieve it.
You can meet Gulalai and hear her speak about her work first-hand. From empowering women in Taliban controlled areas to tackling the root causes of violence Gulalai will discuss how and why women and young people play an integral role in this.
Supporting people like Gulalai who work in their local communities is a credible and important non-violent approach to tackling violent extremism, a point recently made by the Global Terrorism Index. The impact is powerful. Join us at the event and find out how.
Date: Wednesday 19 April
Venue: Meeting Room, Oxford Quaker House,43 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LW
Free to attend but please register online via Eventbrite.
This free event is being held in collaboration with Aware Girls and is supported by the Oxford University Pakistan Society.