Dr. Mary McFarland
International Director Jesuit Common
Can people in refugee camps have access to higher education? Dr. Mary McFarland knows they can. She speaks about her work creating a successful education program in a seemingly forgotten community.
Teacher & former Refugee
Suad Sharif Mohamed is a young Somali girl who lived in Kakuma refugee camp in the north western part of Kenya for 17 years. She lost her elder sister, uncle and grandparents during the 1991 civil war in Somali
To end child marriage, education must be accessible, good quality, safe and girl-friendly.
Fr. Orobator Agbonkhianmeghe
Spiritual and community leader for Jesuits in Africa
Why is the idea of an educated woman so difficult for so many to accept? Why is she seen as such a threat? How do we educate about education?
Co-Founder & Secretary General of Healing Fields
Mukti, a catholic lay Indian woman, who is also a social entrepreneur, thinks that it is not a dream. For the last seventeen years she has been working in the poor rural areas of India.
Dr. Astrid Lobo Gajiwala
Scientist, Theologian & Writer
Dr. Astrid Lobo Gajiwala is Catholic, her husband Dr. Kalpesh Gajiwala is Hindu. Mother of three, she has been living her Christian commitment in an interfaith family for the past 25 years.
Chief Executive Officer of The Elders
Lesley-Anne Knight believes strongly that combating injustice and inequality is vital to building enduring peace in the world and has been active in humanitarian and development work for more than 30 years.
Sister Marta Pelloni
Martha Pelloni is a nun from Argentina who was the driving force behind the Silent marches. These marches were catalysts for exposing a judicial cover-up over the torture,and final murder of María Soledad Morales
Sister Hatune Dogan
Syrian Orthodox Christian nun
Are we doing something for the persecuted in The Middle East? Or do we just watch passively from the comfort of YOUR couch? Sister Hatune Dogan could not stay in Germany. She had to go to help the suffering.
Former Swedish ambassador to the Holy See
See the role of women from a different perspective.
Policy and Advocacy Director for Caritas Internationalis
Martina Liebsch is the Policy and Advocacy Director for the global confederation of 164 national Caritas organizations. She has worked with Caritas in various capacities for more than three decades.