Weekly roundup: OYW Ambassadors support the Free Humanitarian Campaign

OYW Ambassadors continue to strive for justice in the face of adversity for their respective countries, communities and causes.

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Sarah Mardini and Seán Binder
Germany and Ireland

Ambassadors support the Free Humanitarian Campaign, in solidarity for OYW Ambassadors Sarah Mardini and Séan Binder who face 25 years in prison for providing essential support to asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesvos.


Seán Binder and Sarah Mardini face 25 years in prison. They dedicated hundreds of hours to providing search and rescue training and life-saving assistance to asylum seekers arriving in Lesvos but were arrested in 2018 on charges that Human Rights Watch described as an "effort to criminalize saving lives". 
On October 18th, the original Free Humanitarians campaign will be revived with a one-month countdown to their November 18th trial date. Please join them in raising awareness about this growing issue and participate in their online campaign! 

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Sarah Mardini and Sean Binder

Image by Amnesty International

Eric Nehemiah 

Kenya

Eric, founder of Mathare Foundation has partnered with the French Embassy in Nairobi to implement the Breaking Gender Barrier project.

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Eric Nehemiah

Keithlin Caroo

St.Lucia

Keithlin, founder and Executive Director of Helen's Daughters in Saint Lucia, became the first woman from the Caribbean countries to receive the title of Goodwill Ambassador of the Inter-American Cooperation for Agriculture (IICA). The recognition, delivered in a virtual ceremony by the Director General of IICA, Manuel Otero, is based on the work that Caroo has developed through its non-profit organization to promote the socioeconomic development of rural women through agricultural techniques. adaptation, capacity building and access to markets. This appointment was also recognised by the Organisation of Eastern States (OECS).

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Keithlin Caroo

George Imafidon

United Kingdom

George joined the Royal Academy of Engineering as an Ambassador for the 'This is Engineering' campaign. 

George Imafidon

Zarifa Ghafari

Afghanistan

Zarifa is among the group of Afghan women that has been named a finalist for the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize, She was awarded her for her commitments to equality and human rights.

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Margianta Surahman Juhanda Dinata

Indonesia

Margianta Surahman spoke at the World Health Summit to share about the importance of Health For All and Decent Work for our young working class who struggle amid the pandemic. He spoke alongside Helen Clark (former prime minister of New Zealand), Stefano Scarpetta (Director of ELS in OECD). 

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Olasupo Abideen 

Nigeria

Olasupo Abideen was listed among youth activists to feature in a virtual Youth Forum of the United Nations Special Session of the General Assembly (UNGASS) on challenges and measures to prevent and combat corruption. 

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Tariq Al-Olaimy

Bahrain

Tariq presented and spoke at the Expo Live Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. He showcased his work at the Public-Planet Partnerships through panel talks and collaborating with pioneers in the climate and biodiversity field. 

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Brad Gudger

United Kingdom

Brad, founder of Alike, was featured on the BBC News for his work in creating a community for people with Cancer.

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Kehkashan Basu

Canada

Kehkashan has been featured on the St Andrews Cathedral in Glasgow. To mark the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). The cathedral light up to celebrate those who are tackling Climate Action.

 

Kehkashan Basu featured on St. Andrews Cathedral, Glasgow

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