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Great Session #Parl4SDGs #UKSDGs #SDG5 for women and girls

posted 24 Nov 2016, 21:25 by AlphaZULU Media   [ updated 24 Nov 2016, 21:51 ]
AlphaZULU's open parliament session on the Sustainable Development Goal 5 with the Women and Equalities Committee, "De-Silhouetting Stilettos by 2030" convened on Thursday, November 24 2016. A very insightful and vibrant Panel: Judith Boyce, Clerk of the UK Parliament Women and Equalities Committee; Sarah Bradshaw, Professor of Gender and Sustainable Development at the Middlesex University School of Law; Bala Yusuf Yunusa, A British Chevening Alumnus & Doctoral Researcher at the University of Manchester; HRH Princess Moradeun Adedoyin-Solarin, Chair Board of Trustees of Girl Child Network Worldwide (GCNW); June Keeling, Professor of Women's Health & Senior Fellow HEA at the University of Chester; Farooq Ullah, Co-Chair of the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development and Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum; Alasdair Mackenzie, UK Parliament's Outreach and Engagement Manager; and AlphaZULU's Principal Advocate, Elizabeth Moses-Mullard opening the session with ethnographic literary comics illustrating the need for a global approach and global agenda for transformation, excellent contributions from Emma Saville, Education Programme Manager at PositiveNegatives

ABIKE - used to humanise the 2015 Modern Slavery Act in Parliament. A first person illustrated testimony of one woman’s experience of being trafficked from Nigeria to London

DANA - commissioned by CARE International UK. A first person illustrated testimony about the difficulties that a refugee mother faced on her long difficult journey to Serbia, fleeing ISIS controlled Syria

ALMAZ - represents the story of thousands of African and Asian migrant workers trapped in abusive and exploitative situations across the Gulf

MERHA - 'Fleeing into the Unknown: A Journey from Eritrea to England' recently launched in the The Huffington Post.

A very engaging session Chaired and moderated by  Cameron Taylor PhD, a Gates Cambridge Scholar & Executive Director of Inspire Dialogue Foundation.