Location: Across Canada


Tell us about your work on WPS

UNAC educates and engages Canadians on the work of the UN and global issues. A core component of this is mobilizing and educating Canadian youth, on peace and security, gender equality, diplomacy, the environment, and their multiple intersections.

Share a highlight of your work on WPS issues

I’ve been supporting WPS programming in fragile and conflict-affected contexts for four years, including in Haiti, Colombia, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Mali, and Ethiopia. Right now, I provide technical support to WPS/YPS projects in Syria and Ethiopia.

Who do you admire in the WPS field?

Our youth currently serving as Junior Professional Consultants within various units in the UN system and actively working towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5, Gender Equality; and SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. As well as all peacekeepers, including those we have had an opportunity to engage with from Canada, working to prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV).

If you could make one recommendation for the next National Action Plan on WPS, what would it be?

We must ensure that we incorporate diverse voices in all our discussions and implementation, especially those from traditionally marginalised backgrounds.

What is your dream for the WPS agenda?

Empowering and integrating more youth and their perspectives in the achievement of our goals.