Webinar: Championing Women’s Rights

Feb 2, 2024 | Conference, Event

Championing Women’s Rights – Uniting Global Perspectives for Change

✅ Date: March 27, 2024 ✅ Time: 2:00-3:30 PM CET ✅ Join Us: Registration link


  • Arjanita (Ariana) Elezaj, IFS, USA ( Event moderator)
  • Pekka Haavisto, Member of Parliament, Finland.
  • Dr. Roberta Nassar (Bobbi), IFS Main Representative at the UN and Co-Chair of the NGO Committee on Human Rights. USA | Opportunities for advocacy and coalition building within the United Nations and with civil society.
  • Carol Oreng, Psychosocial Officer at TINADA Youth Organisation, Tinada, Kenya. | Dowry and women’s rights. An Examination of Social Issue and Advocacy.
  • Liisa Kiilunen, customers’ coordinator at Naistenkartano, Finland | Gender roles and inequality a thing of the past in Finland? A brief account into why there is still work to be done.

In a world where women’s rights are as diverse as they are challenging, understanding different cultural, legal, and social landscapes is crucial for progress. “Championing Women’s Rights: Uniting Global Perspectives for Change” is a webinar dedicated to exploring and bridging these diverse worlds. We’re bringing together speakers from various corners of the globe to share their insights and stories, fostering an unrestricted dialogue on the interconnectedness of women’s rights across cultures.

Expect enlightening short presentations by each speaker, followed by a dynamic panel discussion and an interactive Q&A session where participants can engage with our speakers. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a critical conversation on championing women’s rights from global perspectives.

Get to know the speakers

►Arjanita (Ariana) Elezaj, event moderator,USA.

With over three decades of enriching professional experience, Ariana Elezaj stands as a beacon of advocacy and community empowerment. Her journey from journalism to becoming a community activist has been marked by her unwavering commitment to diversity, inclusion, and human rights.

Pekka Haavisto, Keynote speaker, Finland. 

Pekka Haavisto is a Member of Parliament and the former Foreign Minister of Finland. He is a peace negotiator and a defender of both democracy and human rights. Haavisto is especially experienced in foreign policy and international operations. He has led research into the environmental impact of wars and represented the EU and the UN in various crises all over the world. Haavisto has also authored numerous books. His beloved hobbies are literature, Beetle cars, and wooden boats.

►Dr. Roberta Nassar(Bobbi), USA. 

Dr. Roberta Nassar is the IFS Main Representative at the UN and Co-Chair of the NGO Committee on Human Rights. The Women’s Human Rights Movement has been marked by World Conferences on Women beginning in 1975 in Mexico followed by 1980 in Copenhagen, 1985 in Nairobi and in 1995 Beijing. As a IFS representative I’ve been involved in this struggle for social justice and have been proud to represent our community based organizations. Within the UN human rights mechanisms civil society has a voice. One important example is the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women through the submission of “Shadow” reports. Another opportunity is through the Universal Periodic Review. The UN has regional and country offices throughout the world. Understanding and utilizing these opportunities amplifies our ability to advocate/champion Women’s Rights.

►Carol Oreng, Kenya.

Joining us from Tinada, Kenya, Carol Oreng serves as a Psychosocial Officer at TINADA Youth Organisation, bringing over 14 years of dedicated experience in mental health and well-being. With a strong foundation in Psychology, Carol has excelled in clinical and psychological assessments, counseling, and crisis intervention. Through her role at TINADA, she leverages her expertise to meet the psychosocial needs of individuals and communities, addressing gender disparities and bridging generational gaps. Carol is a firm believer in the transformative power of psychological support and its vital role in enhancing the overall well-being of the communities she serves.

Liisa Kiilunen, Finland.

Liisa Kiilunen is customers’ coordinator at Naistenkartano, an organization established first in 1922 to take preventive action towards women’s mental health and addiction issues. During its 100 years of existence, the organization first started as women’s abstinence movement but has today shifted its perspective towards a more holistic understanding of women’s well-being. Their main form of activity are the NOVAT peer support groups designed specifically for women’s needs. They welcome all expressions of female identity in their group activities. The organization strives to support women by giving them tools to be empowered and strengthening their feeling of being in control of their own everyday lives.

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