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Webinar: Creating Communities of Change: Refugee Youth Leaders Placing Gender Equality at the Heart of their Efforts

Forced to confront the double discrimination of gender and displacement, young refugee women face many unique barriers to accessing health services, advanced education opportunities, and ultimately a seat at the table on discussions that directly impact their lives. 

Around the world, in the often overlooked shadow of displacement, refugee youth are coming together to challenge these gender barriers and create more inclusive societies for all. 

Join us on June 14, 2023 from 4 to 6 pm East Africa Time (9 to 11 am EDT) to hear from these admirable young leaders on the best practices, key challenges, and important lessons they’ve learned through their experiences delivering refugee-inclusive gender equality initiatives and learn more about the essential role young refugee women leaders themselves play in these efforts. 

During this session, refugee young leaders will discuss and share ideas on how they can promote gender equality in their communities. The session will be led by refugee and displaced youth with expertise in leading advocacy for the meaningful engagement , inclusion and empowerment of refugees. 

The objective of this event is to contribute to reframing youth engagement by changing the view of refugee youth leaders not as token participants but as agents of change within their communities. It will highlight the gender-related barriers refugees face with regards to getting into positions of leadership and influence, and accessing sexual and reproductive health and rights information and services, mental health and psychosocial support, and quality education. Additionally, it will shed some light on the importance of having young refugee women as leaders. 

This session is led by members of the Displaced and Refugee youth Enabling Environment Mechanism (DREEM)’s refugee-led Youth Advisory Committee. DREEM is a five-year initiative led by WUSC that works towards the inclusion of refugees and displaced young people across the Mastercard Foundation’s programming, particularly the Scholars Program and Young Africa Works Strategy. 

Register here.

The webinar recording is now available!

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