The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton honoring Somaliland woman, Shukri Ismail who have dedicated her live to promoting peace
Shukri Ismail of Somaliland is part of four women U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is honoring who have dedicated their lives to promoting peaceful, just and open societies in some of the world’s most conflict-affected regions.
Chief Editor, Radio Kalima, Tunisia
Chairperson, CandeLight, Somaliland
Claudia Paz y Paz Bailey
Attorney General, Guatemala
Chairperson, Independent Human Rights Commission, Afghanistan
Shukri Ismail, Chairperson of Candlelight,Somaliland will receive her Award from U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodhman Clinton, the International Crisis Group’s (ICG) 2011 In Pursuit of Peace Award on Friday, 16thDecember 2011 in New York.
The award is given for her dedication and her contribution to development work and promotion of peace in some of the world’s most conflict-affected regions.
Shurki is one of the founders of Candlelight and its chairperson and she (together with her team and staff) has been instrumental in making Candlelight one of the largest and most impactful organizations in Somaliland.
Also, a founding member of NAGAAD Network, the largest women network in Somaliland, Shukri has been very active campaigner for women’s rights.
Shuikri is also involved in democratization, peace building. She served as a member of Somaliland Electoral Commission and a current member of African Democracy Forum committee which is based in South Africa.
She also a member of Somaliland Independent Scholar’s Group – a group which follows closely the current issues arising from the democratization process and disseminates its positions papers through the media outlets.
|Date||Friday, 16th December, 2011|
|Program||6.00pm VIP Reception, 6.30pm General Reception, 7.30pm Dinner|
|Location||Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers, West 23rd Street and the Hudson River, New York City|
Black Tie Optional. Reservations are limited.
|Wolf Blitzer – Anchor, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, CNN|
|Event Chairs:||Frank Giustra
Rita E. Hauser
Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN WomenGro Harlem Brundtland
Former Prime Minister of NorwayColin L. Powell
Former U.S. Secretary of State