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Liz Law

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Elizabeth Law agreed with statements made earlier by Rt Hon Baroness Verma and Justina Mutale that it is a positive and necessary thing to do to involve women in leadership in partnership with men.  It is bad to exclude talent and a fresh perspectives.

She explained that the European Parliament has 35% women while the member states on average have 22% women in national level Parliaments and Assemblies. The European Women's Lobby had campaigned during 2008 to 2009 prior to European elections to increase the percentage of women in the European Parliament. The percentage had increased from 30% to 35%. They are hoping for increases also during the upcoming elections in 2014.

Read more: Women’s Leadership in Democracy: Why and How, Some Thoughts

Kanchan Jadeja

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Kanchan Jadeja commented on the deeply unfair finding that when a child starts education at age 5 years old the highest determinant of the outcome of that education at 18 years old is class. She stated that 'Education is often seen as a tool for social mobility but some would argue that it is in fact a tool of social non-mobility.' The aspiration is that education is free and allows everyone to have the same start in life.


Read more: Youth Human Rights and Education

Charlotte Simon

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A WOMAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PILLAR OF A SOCIETY. SHE IS A WIFE, A MOTHER AND A CARER. I AM AMAZED BY THE LOAD A WOMAN CAN CARRY. IN AFRICA, I HAVE SEEN WOMEN CARRY SUCH A BIG LOAD ON THEY BACK COMING FROM THE FIELD, A LOAD BIGGER THAN THEIR NORMAL HEIGHT JUST SO THEY COULD CATER FOR THEIR   FAMILIES. IN EUROPE I HAVE SEEN WOMAN WORK SO HARD JUGGLING BETWEEN THEIR JOBS AND HOME TO KEEP THEIR FAMILIES HAPPY.

Read more: DRC: From Genocide to Recovery - Africa Needs Strong Women

UPF Leadership Training

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Youth UPF held a leadership training seminar for 20 people in Universal Peace Federation - UK HQ in London on Friday 27th June. It featured presentations by Mark De Stadler from the Dale Carnegie Training on Human Communication and Group Dynamics and Dr David Hannah who provided many insights into 'Good Governance'.

Read more: Youth UPF Training - Universal Leadership Workshop

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Henri Pierre Koubaka

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Monthly Ambassador for Peace meeting to consider Sustainable Development Goals. More Photos http://bit.ly/1ruNsAw