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Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez

Rosalina Tuyuc Velásquez is a Guatemalan human rights activist. She was elected as a Congressional deputy in 1995, elected from the national list of the New Guatemala Democratic Front, and served as Vice President of Congress during that period.

Arach Janet

When Janet Arach was still a schoolgirl, she was abducted by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). Janet was forced to marry an LRA rebel and gave birth to two children during her eight years in captivity.

Amr Abdalla, Ph.D.

Dr. Amr Abdalla is the Senior Advisor on Policy Analysis and Research at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University.  In 2013-2014, he was Vice President of SALAM Institute for Peace and Justice in Washington, D.C.  From 2004-2013 he was Professor, Dean and Vice Rector at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica.  Prior to that, he was a Senior Fellow with the Peace Operations Policy Program, School of Public Policy, at George Mason University, Virginia.  He was also a Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Leesburg, Virginia.

Maria Cristina Perceval

María Cristina Perceval is an Argentinian by origin with over 30 years of experience as a Human Rights advocate, Senator and Diplomat. She is known for her extensive work in safeguarding the rights of the most vulnerable. Mrs. Perceval is the UNICEF Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean since March 6th 2016.

GNRC member in Uganda, Mr. Charles Okello joined the ‘Tell a friend Campaign’ by participating in radio talk shows aired by Radio Speak and Radio Ruping on 8th and 9th March 2017 respectively. This was to sensitize the community on the upcoming forum themed, ‘End Violence Against Children: Faith Communities in Action’. Subjects such as how to end child violence in Uganda, the context of child soldiers, youth empowerment and enhancing peaceful transformations in the community were discussed.