Clinton Global Initiative
Case studies of UWC alumna from conflict and post conflict countries
In September 2011 UWC attended the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting as a first-time member. At the meeting UWC launched a new scholarship and mentoring program for young women from conflict and post-conflict affected countries. UWC is attending CGI again in September 2012.
This page contains profiles of women from conflict and post-conflict
countries who have already benefited from a transformational UWC
education, click on the names on the left hand menu to read their
Countries affected by conflict are greatly in need of ethical leaders with the skills and awareness necessary to be catalysts for change and to address the wider issues facing them, such as poverty, political, economic and social inequalities and religious or ethnic tensions. Women have enormous potential to build more secure and peaceful societies, but often face circumstances that make it difficult if not impossible to realise this potential. UWC will identify, educate and develop a network of globally aware female leaders who will be committed to positive action and have the potential to become inspiring role models for future generations of girls and women from conflict-affected countries.
Young women of high potential will be sought from the following countries:
- Africa: Angola, Ethiopia, Libya, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe
- Asia: Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka
- Latin America and Caribbean: Colombia, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala
- Europe: Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
- Middle East: Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Yemen