We are very pleased to announce the arrival of Patience Ikpeh, the first-ever recipient of the Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders. The Fellowship was established to honor Cora Weiss, a long time peace and social justice leader and activist, and former president of the Samuel Rubin Foundation. It supports the development of young women peacebuilders to ensure that more young people share Cora’s vision for sustainable peace and gender equality as strong and integral parts of our global culture.
Cora Weiss Fellows spend one year at the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations from around the world, that are actively involved in advocating for the full and effective implementation of U.N. Security Council resolutions on women, peace, and security.
Patience Ikpeh is from Lagos, Nigeria, and holds a master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Lagos. She is a peace activist who has contributed to many important projects toward the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Ikpeh will focus on global and regional advocacy work in the UN and other intergovernmental institutions to promote the implementation of UNSCR 1325 and its supporting resolutions, as well as related laws and policies on women’s empowerment, and gender equality. Welcome, Patience!
The Cora Weiss Fellowship for Young Women Peacebuilders is funded, in part, by a number of generous individuals, and by:
Jubitz Family Foundation
Samuel Rubin Foundation
Stewart R. Mott Foundation
Read the full announcement.