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Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in General News, VOW Peace Camps

2015 PeacemakeHers Leadership Camp for Young Women Final Report


The Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace (NSVOW) held its 3rd annual PeacemakeHers Leadership Camp for Young Women at Thinkers Lodge National Historic Site in Pugwash Nova Scotia on September 18-20, 2015.  Participants and facilitators enthusiastically received the Camp, and many of the 2015 participants have remained active within NSVOW.  Four of them joined the delegation of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW60) in New York in March 2016.  Support for this delegation, in the form of financial assistance and mentorship, was provided by NSVOW. One of the four young women also put together a team of four young people who were chosen from among 200 applicants to represent Canada at the J7 Youth Summit hosted by Japan in April 2016, in advance of the 42nd G7 meeting.  This Summit was created to hear the voices of youth on the future of the environment, economy and other important topics for our societies and our world.  In addition, two of the 2015 campers are members of the 2016 PeacemakeHers Planning Committee and will be attending the 2016 Camp as presenters.  Read the full report by clicking on the link 2015 PeacemakeHers – Final Report