Event: Oxford Peace Talks
Location: The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Mansfield College
“According to UNICEF, in Mali, Burkina Faso, Indonesia, 400.000 girls are dropping out of school and 202.000 schools are closing due to the conflict. In Mali the terrorist groups attack women in their way to school, and it becomes a strategy as a weapon of war. The extremist groups are afraid of books and pens. They will speak out. The resolution 1325 promised girls and women that their voices and full involvement in peacebuilding and conflict resolution will be considered, and we need to empower woman in the times of conflict. Empowering girls is the key for development of our nation.”
Mali’s youngest diplomat, head of mission at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and an activist for girls’ education and women’s rights, Fatimal Al Ansar, shares the importance of girls’ education in Mali. Quoting the resolution 1325, Fatima pointed out the power of educated women which led us to focus on education.
Oxford Peace Talks 2019. Recorded at the The Bonavero
Institute of Human Rights in Mansfield College on May 16, 2019.