WOMEN AND GIRLS
2019 YOUNG ACTIVISTS SUMMIT
#YAS19 was held on 10 December 2019, Human Rights Day, in the iconic Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Organized by the NGO dev.tv, the United Nations Office at Geneva, and Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS), the first Young Activists Summit welcomed Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad as its guest of honour. It brought together six young female activists whose inspiring backgrounds and achievements deserve to be celebrated. The youth session and award ceremony, along with a comprehensive media plan, allowed to showcase women and girls as key drivers of progress.
Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad was the guest of honour of the first YOUNG ACTIVISTS SUMMIT (#YAS19), whose theme in 2019 was WOMEN AND GIRLS DRIVING PROGRESS.
FOUNDATION 4 GIRLS LEADERSHIP
AMY & ELLA MEEK
KIDS AGAINST PLASTIC
To support the 2020 Activists in advancing their causes, Sisley Paris generously granted a donation to each laureate, thus enabling the Young Activists Summit to have a concrete and long-lasting impact on the ground.
United Nations Office at Geneva
RTS, Radio Télévision Suisse
dev.tv, non-profit NGO of media professionals
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Fondation Hélène et Victor Barbour
Fondation Tellus Viva
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
OHCHR, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Republic and State of Geneva
City of Geneva
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Permanent Mission of Canada
UNFPA, United Nations Population Fund
Fight for Humanity
WITH THE KIND SUPPORT OF
Act on your Future
Cabinet Privé de Conseils
Yan Luong digital communication
Abena Lauber fundraising & capacity building
William Boley risk management professional