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MNR

Public

Engagements

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Changing the world and inspiring others to do the same.

This is a space which shares some of our latest public engagements including interviews, moderations, and speeches. For a full list of media engagements, visit our "In the Media" page here. For other videos and behind-the-scenes moments from our public engagements and experiences, visit our YouTube Channel here.

She's The First Climate justice Rally

We loved participating in She's the First's Week of Action as Action Partners for Climate Justice through The World With MNR, and shared ways young people can make a difference for the planet during their Climate Action Rally.

Young Women Lead Live

We had the honour of speaking at 2 Young Women Lead events for more than 1,000 girls across the United States! We spoke alongside so many other inspiring women including Julie Carrier, Monique Coleman, Kimberly Clayton-Code, and Sally Schott, our moderator Paola, and young student leaders!

GPE Webinar on Girls' Education and COVID-19

We moderated a webinar with the Global Partnership for Education on girls' education and COVID-19, with GPE's CEO Alice Albright, Denmark's Minister for Development Cooperation Rasmus Prehn, Norway's State Secretary for International Development Aksel Jacobsen and Sierra Leone's Education Minister David Moinina Sengeh, alongside amazing youth activists including Sonita Alizadeh, Aya Chebbi and Mohamed Sidibay.

DFID UK and UNICEF ROSA Office Knowledge Exchange Event Series

We were honoured to moderate and participate in the UN Girls' Education Initiative's segment during the first Session of “Leave No Girl Behind: Education Alternatives, Tackling Violence and Changing Norms: A South Asian Regional Knowledge Exchange Event Series”. The series is organized and hosted by the UK Development Office, Girls Education Challenge (GEC) and UNICEF's Regional Office South Asia.

Workshop at Intrepid Museum's Virtual Youth Summit

We hosted a workshop for the Intrepid Museum in New York called: “Let Your Light Shine: Following Your Dreams While Positively Changing the World”. We shared our journey, call to action, and message for how our workshop participants can also make their dreams come true.

Keynote Address: Plan Canada Youth Summit

We gave the Keynote Address for Plan International Canada' s Youth Summit and participated in a Q&A session afterwards alongside Canadian Minister for International Development, Karina Gould.

#17For17 Sisters in solidarity: Global Visions, Activist Realities

We moderated a dialogue: Sisters in Solidarity: Global Visions, Activist Realities, with the UN Girls' Education Initiative as part of Jana Amin’s #17for17 Birthday event alongside other amazing speakers. We interviewed Nora Fyles, Head of Secretariat for UNGEI, Wadi Ben-Hirki, Founder of the Wadi Ben-Hirki Foundation, and Mariana Anaya, Co-Founder of Girl Up Paris and Girl Up Monterrey.

UNGEI Dialogue 2

We moderated another dialogue with the UN Girls' Education Initiative and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), titled COVID-19 and Girls' Education: A Tale of Two Futures. It featured former Australian Prime Minister and board chair of GPE Julia Gillard, and Baroness Sugg, Minister for the UK’s International Development and the Foreign Office, and the UK’s special envoy for girls’ education. Finally, there were some incredible girl advocates from around the world who participated in the discussion. 

Ungei Dialogue 1

Honoured to have moderated the UN Girls'​ Education Initiative (UNGEI) “In Solidarity With Girls” Dialogue today, discussing how we can rebuild the ‘new normal’ in education post COVID-19. We were joined by Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO of Plan International, and powerful young women activists representing organizations worldwide!

Girl Talk: Virtual

Panel Series

We  joined the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up Campaign for their first ever Girl Talk virtual panel titled Gender Equality: A Movement not a Moment with some other amazing panelists from around the world. We discussed ways to stay engaged in your communities & level up your leadership skills online.

Our Valedictorian Speech

We were honoured to be the first-ever twin valedictorians of our high school. We had an amazing time being surrounded by friends, family and teachers at our commencement, and loved having the opportunity to address our graduating class.

Girl Up Leadership

Summit 2019

We had such a pleasure interviewing the very inspiring Ambassador Melanne Verveer at the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up Campaign's Leadership Summit. We spoke about the importance of including girls and women in conversations of peace and conflict resolution, her own work as the US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, and much more.

BPW Durham

Dinner Meeting 2019

We had an amazing opportunity to speak with the inspiring members of the Business and Professional Women of Durham Club about our trip to Pakistan, filming our documentary #DestinedToSoar, and our activism journey overall.

Plan International

Canada IWD 2019

In honour of International Women’s Day in 2019, we partnered with Plan International Canada and sat down with their President & CEO, the awesome Caroline Riseboro to discuss Plan International Canada’s work for gender equality, leadership, and empowerment. 

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