As part of Oxfam’s Breaking New Ground Series, we host a panel of inspiring female leaders from the world of politics and civil society. The panel discuss their perspectives on what feminist leadership means to them and the importance of women’s participation in peace building and political life. The event took place in London on the 3rd of February 2020.
The event was introduced by Dr Fenella Porter Co-Director of Women’s Rights and Gender Justice at Oxfam GB. The Panel was chaired by Annie Kelly, a Human Rights Journalist for The Guardian.
About our panel:
Hala Al-Karib is the regional director of the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa, a network of women’s rights organisation.
Rasha Obaid is the Director of the Gender Justice and Peace Programme at the Peace Track Initiative, an NGO founded and ran by Yemeni Women.
Preet Kaur Gill is the MP for Birmingham Edgbaston since 2017. She was the first female Sikh elected as an MP in the UK. She was appointed shadow Minister for International Development in 2018.
Riya William Yuyada is a 28-year-old South Sudanese Activist and peace builder.
Photo credit: Bekky Lonsdale/Oxfam
Panel members at Thought Leadership event 2020 – ‘Breaking New Ground’. (Annie Kelly, with Hala Al Karib, Rasha Obaid, Preet Kaur Gill MP and Riya William Yuyada)