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Expanding the Youth Peacemaker Network in South Sudan

March 16, 2016 The Youth Peacemaker Network (YPN)—WPDI’s flagship program—is designed to foster widespread engagement and participation in the communities where it operates and to facilitate grassroots change from the bottom up. The YPN functions as an ever-expanding network, where the more

Forest Whitaker and Emma Watson Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 9, 2016 In commemoration of International Women’s Day, WPDI founder and CEO and UNESCO Special Envoy Forest Whitaker and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson took part in a conversation on gender equality in peacebuilding and the entertainment industry. At the event, Mr. more

Gender Equality: A Means and an End for Sustainable Development

By Forest Whitaker March 8, 2016 The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day—an occasion that has been celebrated in certain parts of the world for over 100 years—is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality.” 2030 is a reference to the international community’s target more