It was an honour to be one of the judges of the 8th Young Women’s Speech Contest.
Each of these women reminded me of something fundamental: the power of our voices to bring change.
These young women were able to balance the power of their words and the raw emotion linked with it and the winner of the 1st prize moved me like no other.
Witnessing the talent of each of the finalists was a privilege and reminded me of something vital: Peace is action, no matter what you do.
Your words, energy, and actions can make an impact regardless of their size and importance. This is what matters.
I felt grateful to recognise the work and talent of these young women to share their innovative ideas for peacemaking and reconciliation.
I invite you to watch the recorded contest here (link in the comments section).