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How do you stay aware of the changing context of change?


In this video we meet Chioma and Hadeel who share their experience of staying alert to and adapting to the changing context around the issues they are working on.

Oudai, Elena and Art also share their perspective on navigating conflict when working on change.

Changemaker Profiles:

Chioma Agwuegbo is Executive Director at TechHerNG and is convener of the #StateofEmergencyGBV Movement, a coalition of organisations igniting citizens to advocate for an urgent, comprehensive, and sustainable response to sexual and gender-based violence in Nigeria.

Sabah Khan is co-founder of Parcham, an organization in India dedicated to breaking stereotypes based on religion, class, caste, gender and other markers of difference to create a society respectful of diversity.

Elena Mejia is a feminist rapper, organiser and facilitator working in Lima, Peru to address issues of gender justice, economic justice and narrative work for social movements in the labs.

Kelly Mundy is a Senior Campaign Manager for Oxfam Great Britain campaigning to tackle inequalities such as economic and gender, which undermine the fight against poverty.

Eric Njuguna is an organiser with Fridays for Future MAPA (Most Affected People and Areas) in Kenya, supporting protests aimed at putting pressure on world leaders to take action to advance climate justice and to amplify the voices of those most impacted by the climate crisis.

Hadeel Qazzaz is a Regional Gender Justice Coordinator for Oxfam International based in Ramallah, West Bank, and advocates for women’s rights throughout the Middle East and North Africa region.

Art Reyes III leads an organisation called We The People: Michigan, that works to build multi-racial working class organising capacity in the state of Michigan, USA, fighting for a better state and community that all people deserve.

Neha Singh is an organiser who started a women’s rights campaign called ‘Why Loiter?’ in Mumbai, India, that aims at reclaiming public spaces for women by loitering.

Oudai Tozan is a researcher and founding member of the Syrian academics and researchers network in the UK, working with the Syrian diaspora and those who experienced forced migration to mobilize, connect and support each other, but also to support Syria when the situation allows.

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