Rosa Emilia Salamanca, Dalal Ali Khairo and Christine Tina Musuya
Rosa Emilia Salamanca
Rosa is the Director of the Corporación de Investigación y Acción Social y Económia (CIASE), a Colombian peace building organisation with a special focus on women’s rights and strengthening public policy. She is a life-long peace activist who has dedicated herself to strengthening the participation of women and civil society in peace and decision making efforts in war-torn Colombia.
Through her affiliation with a number of civil society groups, Rosa has played an integral role in peace negotiations involving Colombian government officials and leaders from guerrilla groups. She has devoted much of her work to educating others on the peace process in Colombia, and has lectured international and published several papers and books on the topic. Rosa has developed an innovative peace-education curriculum which she uses to train community members, teachers and officials in conflict resolution, democratisation, social development and human rights, all of which have been key in civil society’s attempts to end the country’s near 50-year old conflict.
Rosa is currently a member of COALICION 1325, a group actively lobbying for a Colombian National Action Plan on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, on women, peace and security. She has introduced initiatives to raise awareness of the resolution and promote its implementation in indigenous communities in Colombia.
Dalal Ali Khairo
Dalal is one of over 6,500 Yazidi survivors of ISIS enslavement and genocide. She was just 17 years old when in August 2014 her village fell into the hands of ISIS and her dreams of becoming a lawyer were shattered as she was sold into sex slavery.
During her 9 months of captivity, Dalal was repeatedly abused and raped, and forced into 9 separate marriages with ISIS terrorists. Following her escape to Germany in 2015, she collaborated with journalist Alexandra Cavelius to write the book “I Remain A Daughter of the Light.”
Dalal was the winner of the 2017 Geneva Summit International Women’s Rights Award, and has been an outspoken voice for the rights of Yazidi genocide victims, as well as for women’s rights in general. She is now travelling the world to raise awareness of the Yazidi genocide, and promote the support of both Yazidi and non-Yazidi survivors.
Christine Tina Musuya
Christine is a member of CUSP (Community for Understanding Scale Up), a collaboration of organisations working to prevent domestic violence, through her position as Executive Director of the Centre for Domestic Violence Prevention (CEDOVIP). She participated in Wilton Park’s event, Building a Shared Agenda on Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls, where she spoke compellingly about her experience of effective violence prevention programming for programmers, researchers and donors.
Christine is one of the most acclaimed Gender-Based Violence and women’s rights activists in Uganda. Under her guidance, CEDOVIP won the 2010 UNAIDS Red Ribbon Award for
innovative work in preventing violence against women and the spread of HIV. She also led the successful pilot of the SASA programme in Kampala, a ground-breaking initiative that showed preventing violence against women through a change in the social norms is possible.