Nadia Murad is a Yezidi human rights activist. She was born and grew up in a farming village in Northern Iraq where she lived peacefully with her parents and many brothers and sisters.
Meet Amal, an 18-year-old Syrian refugee. She and her husband fled the horrors of war in Syria. When her family arrived in Mamzawa, she joined the Women for Women International - Northern Iraq programme.
Slava is a Syrian refugee and lives in a town close to Mamzawa, Erbil, with her husband and young son. She arrived in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) one and a half years ago, after her husband deserted the army, not willing to leave her on her own to look after their child in the middle of war and conflict.
2017 is off to a strong start, with a global movement taking a stand to promote and protect women's rights. Voices were raised in the streets by millions marching for equality, by women standing up for each other in the face of harassment, and by women breaking taboos and sharing stories about harmful traditions surrounding menstruation.
Before Women for Women International, I was a farmer, a single mother and widow.
We are delighted that Jules and Sarah will be supporting #SheInspiresMe Dance and hosting this exclusive evening. Jules and Sarah are a presenting duo who host bi-weekly podcasts and YouTube videos which aim to be fun, light-hearted and may cause uncontrollable giggling in public. Based in London but both from The North of the U.K. they have created a loyal and adoring fan base, aptly named ‘The Port Salut Crew’ (after their worshipping of cheese). Both have extensive experience of traditional media as well as creating digital engaged content.