Meet the 2014 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship Participants

Join us this fall when we again partner with the Nobel Women’s Initiative to present our annual conversation series, featuring the voices and stories of NWI’s 2014 Sister-to-Sister Mentorship participants.

Watch our website for more information about our upcoming events in Toronto and Ottawa in late September/early October. In the meantime, we’re thrilled to introduce you to this year’s participants:

Andrea_CircleAndrea Ixchíu | Guatemala

Andrea is a journalist and workshop facilitator dedicated to promoting indigenous women’s rights in Guatemala. Since childhood, Andrea has organized local campaigns to denounce violence against women in her community. She now delivers workshops to youth on preventing gender violence. As a journalist, Andrea writes for local and municipal papers to promote indigenous women’s participation in traditional leadership structures.


Maha_CircleMaha Babeker | Sudan

Maha has worked alongside Salmmah Women’s Resource Center in Khartoum, Sudan since 2010. Maha is currently a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and is coordinating a project to advocate for the reform of adultery laws in Sudan. Maha is a graduate of the University of Khartoum. She has a long history as an activist – including participating in One Billion Rising and 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.


Alice_CircleAlice Vilmaro | South Sudan

Alice Vilmaro is a Gender and Planning Officer with the Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO) in Juba, South Sudan. In this role, Alice coordinates programs that promote the involvement of women and girls in South Sudan to achieve a lasting peace. A remarkable young leader, Alice is also working alongside a civil society monitoring team to effectively implement UN Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace, and Security in the country.