“Nothing ever haunted me more than the children who lived behind bars with little or nothing to go by,” says Romy Titus, a journalist and sportscaster in South Africa, and one of 500 fellows taking part in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Having interviewed star athletes to the late Nelson Mandela, Ms. Titus is now giving a voice to a community who lives life out of the public eye – incarcerated mothers, and their children, who are often born behind bars.
When asked about the recent progress of Kenya’s LGBT movement, Njeri Gateru doesn’t hesitate to answer with the word, “Visibility.” She describes promoting conversations on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in public spaces through events such as the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, International Human Rights Day, and World Aids Day. Ms. Gateru is one of 500 diverse fellows taking part in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). IREX is pleased to share her story in honor of National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.
IREX is excited to announce that President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver remarks at the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Presidential Summit in Washington, DC. Public proceedings at the Summit July 28 – 30 will be streamed live on IREX’s website!
Interested in learning more about the top young African leaders in business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and public management? Now you can find all 500 participants in the 2014 Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders through IREX’s new web feature. The searchable, digital directory allows users to locate Washington Fellows by name, country, or area of expertise.
The Society for International Development Washington DC Chapter Youth in Development Workgroup will host a public event with an expert panel Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at IREX 1275 K Street, NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC. Click here to RSVP SID-Washington (202) 331-1317 firstname.lastname@example.org
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