Amal Farooq Malik
Amal is an A’ Levels Economics and Law student at the Lahore Grammar School, Defence. She has been writing since she was 10 years old and published her short stories and poems on a regular basis at the Children’s Voice Blog and the Young Leaders’ Blog at the Seplaa Young Leaders’ Club International, before shifting her focus towards the SEPLAA Foundation & Think Tank. Since 2019, she started writing for the Impact World Press where she is a regular contributor in the opinion section. Her first development sector book, ‘Voices of Courage & Sorrow- 15 Pakistani Case Studies of women’s survival and resilience’ was written with support from the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Human Rights Crisis Centre for Women, Government of Punjab (March, 2021). She completed her second development focused book called ‘Girls for Climate Action‘ in December 2021 which is due to launch officially in August 2022.
Dr. Angela Movileanu, Portugal & Iraq.
Angela Movileanu is the director of Open Think Tank in KRI dedicated to research in the politics and policy of Kurdistan Region of Iraq www.ttopen.org , and researcher at the Center for Research and Studies in Sociology, at ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal. Her main activities lie between researching and teaching comparative politics.
She is a native from Republic of Moldova and is fluent in Romanian, English, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and learning Kurdish. Her major dream is a world without political borders, where different cultures are source of unity, not of division.
Katarzyna Szutkowski, USA
Katarzyna Szutkowski holds an MS in Global Affairs and Human Rights from the New York University.
She has worked as a Peacebuilding Consultant at various organizations from 2011-2014. She has also actively participating as an international speaker at youth forums from 2015-2017.
She has presented in international conferences in Iraq, US and online in Pakistan and has an interest in human rights, gender, child rights and peacebuilding.
Susan Sadeed, Afghanistan
Susan Sadeed holds a masters degree in International Management and a bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Pune, India. She is a management professional and has a sound knowledge of social, cultural and economic, human rights and political issues that are currently affecting the world. As mentor to hundreds of Farahi girls, Susan was named “Gap Bezan Hero” in 2012. On February 2013 she created a civil society association called Social Organization of Initiative Women (SOIW) through which she could play a significant rule by conducting awareness raising campaigns to local communities encouraged people to participate in election. In 2014 Ms. Sadeed participated in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). Susan hopes to continue her work as a leader and a role model and advocate for human rights and women’s rights for women and girls in Farah Afghanistan.
Thulasi Muttulingam, Sri Lanka
Thulasi Muttulingam is a freelance journalist from Sri Lanka. She has been a journalist since 2008 but in 2013, she quit her full time journalism job in Colombo (the capital city) to move to the war torn areas of Northern Sri Lanka, which she felt were not getting adequate coverage in the news. She firmly believes that in order to report well, the reporter needs to be on the ground, talking directly to the people – a concept that many media houses in her country unfortunately ignore citing budgetary concerns. Apart from her journalism work, she also runs a Facebook page called Humans of Northern Sri Lanka (inspired by Humans of New York) to raise awareness on the people, issues and culture of Northern Sri Lanka (predominantly made up of the ethnic minorities of Tamils and Muslims as opposed to many other parts of the country which are predominantly Sinhalese).
A 30 years’ long civil war has torn her country apart and left the different ethnicities pitted against each other. She believes fervently in reconciliation and reaching out to prevent the tragedy of another war. Her journalism and advocacy work are all geared towards this goal of peace rather than war.