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TNGO presents: Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda

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The Transnational NGO Student Group is proud to present: Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda Secretary General, World YWCA Inter-generational, Shared, And Transformative Leadership: Advancing Women’s Rights Leadership plays a critical role as a driver for citizen driven social change and development. There is urgency, especially in transnational NGOs, to adopt clearer approaches for nurturing, fostering, and sustaining inter-generational leadership. Many organizations struggle with practical ways for facilitating meaningful participation of young people as co-leaders in the development agenda. Ms. Gumbonzvanda will discuss the World YWCA's agenda for promoting intergenerational leadership and investing in leadership of young women. World YWCA is a global movement that has existed for 158 years and has a presence in 125 countries, with an outreach to 25 million women and girls. She will focus on inter-generational leadership within the context of advancing women's rights. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda is a trained human rights lawyer with extensive experience in women and children’s human rights issues, conflict resolution and mediation. Within the women’s movement, her focus is on violence against women, peace with justice, property rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and HIV and AIDS. Ms. Gumbonzvanda spent over 10 years with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in Eastern Africa. Before that she was a human rights officer with UNICEF in Liberia and Zimbabwe. In 2007, Ms. Gumbonzvanda became General Secretary of World YWCA Lunch will be served

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