Global Youth Changemaker Series: Championing Human Rights for Migrants and Refugees 

Global Youth Changemaker Conversation Series

The institute of World Affairs recently hosted Conversation Series where educators had the opportunity to engage in discussions that celebrated the remarkable efforts of young individuals who are actively changing the world. Throughout the series, change makers from diverse sectors shared their personal experiences, innovative ideas and achievements. This insightful conversations not only provided valuable inspiration for educators to incorporate into their teachings but also highlighted real life examples that can enrich classroom discussions.

Guest Speaker

Diana Cristancho, Colombia/France 

A young professional from Colombia currently working in human rights, gender equality politics and international migrations and refugees. Diana holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law in Colombia and a Master in Human Rights from the University of Paris in France. She is the founder and Director of FARO for Migrants and Refugees, an educational platform about international migrations, gender equality for socioeconomic inclusion for youth in France. In June 2021, FARO won the UN Women France Grand Public award for the project “Migrant Women in Business” about inclusion through entrepreneurship and financial autonomy to reduce inequalities and unemployment. In the past 5 years, Diana has held multiple leadership roles in international conferences about sustainable development, including UN Women events such as Generation Equality Forum in Paris and the Latin American Council of Social Sciences – CLACSO in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Recently, she was selected as a member of the UNESCO SDG4 Youth Network, for youth and students to take action on SDG 4 with the support of the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.

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This event was supported in part by grant funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI National Resource Centers program. The content of this event does not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.